FBI Opens Eco-Friendly Building in South Florida

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Miami Field Office and the General Services Administration (GSA) officially named and dedicated a new federal office building in Miramar during a ceremony on April 10. The building is new high-performing hub for South Florida FBI operations.

Federal Buildings Cut Energy Usage

Green investments funded by a 2009 economic stimulus package are helping federal buildings use less energy even during harsh winters, according to analysis from the General Services Administration (GSA).

New Technologies Tested to Save Electricity Costs

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced new technologies as part of its innovative program to reduce energy-use in federal buildings. These technologies have significant savings potential if widely implemented.

GSA Building One of Few Whole-Building LED Retrofits

The General Services Administration conducted a lighting retrofit of its Aberdeen building — one of the administration’s only whole building LED retrofit projects selected in the country.

GSA Raises LEED Requirements

The United States General Services Administration announced that it now requires all new federal buildings and substantial renovation projects funded before fiscal year 2010 to earn a minimum of LEED Gold certification. Previously, federal buildings had to be LEED Silver certified at most.

GSA Greening Officer

By Nicholas Gosling
The U.S. General Services Administration took a major step forward with its sustainability programs in naming Eleni Reed as its first chief greening officer.