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Green building practices in the federal sector

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement.

Green building practices in the federal sector

progress and challenges to date : hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, July 21, 2010

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sustainable architecture,
  • Energy conservation,
  • Design and construction,
  • Public buildings,
  • Government policy

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF27 .O943 2010b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 99 p. :
    Number of Pages99
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25124931M
    ISBN 100160890721
    ISBN 109780160890727
    LC Control Number2011508011
    OCLC/WorldCa742685301

    green building practices that will reduce emissions and have other positive environmental impacts. Key strategies include: requiring new construction to meet LEED standards, providing financial incentives for green building practices, and revising engineering and design standards. Introduction Washington is a leader in green building.   GovLoop is the knowledge network for government - the premier social network connecting over , federal, state, and local government innovators. A great resource to connect with peers, share best practices, and find career-building opportunities.

    Does a green building cost less to create and maintain than a conventional building? The General Services Administration (GSA) says yes. An in-depth study of 22 green federal buildings across the U.S. showed that on average, the representative buildings chosen from GSA’s portfolio regularly outperformed national averages of building performance data. Over the past decade, public sector organizations have adjusted some of their practices to embrace the opportunities that accompany technological advancement. The Human Capital Trends, which are based on survey data, took shape in fall , prior to the COVID pandemic.

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. And other 'best practices' as determined via industry and public comment; To share comments & suggestions, please contact Alison Kinn Bennett at or @ For more information about the scope, purpose, and use of the Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.


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Green building practices in the federal sector by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Green or sustainable building is the practice of designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and removing buildings in ways that conserve natural resources and reduce pollution.

Green building is expanding around the world, and the Federal government is leading by : The Office of the Federal Environmental Executive.

for how the Federal sector can make even greater progress. Why is this important. Green or sustainable building is the practice of designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and removing buildings in ways that conserve natural resources and first time green building practices, policies, and tools currently used by the Federal File Size: 2MB.

Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government (the “Green Book”), sets the standards for an effective internal control system for federal agencies and provides the overall framework for designing, implementing, and operating an effective internal control system.

An entity uses the Green Book to help achieve its objectives related to operations, reporting, and compliance. The standard provides a code-enforceable “total building sustainability package” to enable Federal buildings to comply with Federal green building requirements.

Measuring Federal green building performance. A study of GSA’s 12 earliest green federal buildings shows energy consumption down 26% and occupant satisfaction up 27%. The Green Book is designed to deal primarily with exceptions or issues unique to federal government operations.

The Green Book contains federal agency contact information and website addresses where appropriate. To make the Green Book easier to navigate, download, and print, chapters are available in PDF format only.

We periodically review and. Many builders are capitalizing on the benefits of green building. According to Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends SmartMarket Report, the global green building sector continues to double every three years, with 60% of projects going green by.

Green initiatives, including green building practices, are gaining momentum around the world. Not only do these practices preserve environmental value and scarce resources, but many of them also offer economical and sustainable advantages.

In a survey reaching over 2, international contractors, builders and developers, almost half said they expect to build more than 50% of [ ]. of green buildings and green building components. The credit equals eight percent of the allowable costs ($ per square foot of the base building/$60 per square foot of the tenant space) for green buildings.

It provides that the Administration shall adopt standards for a building to qualify as a green building that are. Green building is defined by the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive as “the practice of: 1) increasing the efficiency with which buildings and their sites use energy, water, and materials, and 2) reducing building impacts of human health and the environment, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and.

Green building practices can serve a variety of purposes and are often categorized into multi-faceted designs and approaches that are beneficial for both communities and businesses. Both policy professionals and the building industry have categorized green building principles to help guide future development and design.

goes to supply the building sector.2 When residential areas are located far from basic services, the automobile can become the big-gest household energy consumer. Most domestic for customers, agencies that incorporate green building practices in their operations are likely to be regarded as progressive and innovative.

Many. Issues in Green Building and the Federal Response: An Introduction Congressional Research Service 3 in that decade was the “Greening of the White House.”15 The subsequent growth and diversity of the green building movement in the United States and other countries has led to some uncertainty.

tiatives to transform private-sector building activities. This report reviews over 25 different municipal policies that promote green building in the private sector by (1) mandating green building practices, (2) providing expedited review of green building proj-ects, or (3) providing other direct financial incentives for green building projects.

Sustainable Design Organizations and Green Building Programs. In the United States, governments and private organizations have established several sustainable design organizations and programs in green building. The U.S.

Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit trade organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built and operated. The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings (commonly referred to as the Guiding Principles) contain two sets of sustainable building requirements–one for new construction and modernization, and a second for existing sets of Guiding Principles address.

Integrated design or operation; Energy performance; Water conservation. Historically, the Federal sector has lagged the private sector in metering applications. To this day at Federal sites, it is common to ind one “master” meter serving loads representing a few buildings to well in excess of buildings.

These master-Energy Policy Act ofPublic LawSection Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.

This requires close cooperation of the contractor, the architects, the. building commissioning management goals and requirements and also amended portions of EPAct and NECPA. EISA was signed into law in December • Executive OrderFederal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance (signed in October of ) directs Federal agencies to further address energy, water, and.

Leading Practices in Collaboration Across Governments, Nonprofits, and the Private Sector GAO has identified a set of practices that can help the federal, state, local, and private sectors collaborate effectively—including defining common outcomes, and agreeing on roles and responsibilities.

LEED Building Information. As a result of a evaluation by GSA of sustainable building rating systems, the Administrator concluded that Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) remains the most credible rating system available to meet GSA’s needs.

green building. The second section discusses the environmental impacts of traditional buildings and explains common green building practices with respect to siting, energy efficiency, water efficiency, building materials, occupant health and well-being, and construction and demolition waste.

The third section discusses the role of lawyers in. Green and sustainable practices can make your company more marketable. Consumers are more conscious of the environment, and making improvements will strengthen your reputation. Whether you’re an OEM or a supplier, highlighting your initiatives to the public will help you attract a whole new base of customers, resulting in increased sales.for green building globally, especially in Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the US.

In addition, improving occupant health ranks first among the social reasons for building green, and the percentage selecting it has jumped 5 points from the study.