GSA to help agencies find 'green' solutions

David Bibb, the General Services Administration’s deputy administrator, will lead GSA’s efforts to help agencies go “green.”

GSA administrator Lurita Doan asked Bibb to take the lead on helping agencies comply with a Jan. 24 executive order that directs them to carry out their mission in an environmentally, economically and fiscally sound manner.

Agencies are expected to find ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They also should aim to buy goods and services that do not hurt the environment.

GSA's Multiple Award Schedules has a list of businesses approved to sell everything from environmental assessments and energy management programs to recycled paper and fluorescent lighting, according to a press statement.

“David has a tremendous amount of experience, and I am proud that he will represent GSA, as it supports President Bush and other agencies with this critical effort," Doan said in a statement.

GSA is also focusing more on its marketing message and is reviewing its products as it sees increases in federal acquisitions that have emphasized, among other things, environmental standards.

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