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Norman Dong: GSA Turns to Analytics to Help Reduce Federal Real Estate Footprint

Norman Dong
Norman Dong

Norman Dong, commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at the General Services Administration, said data analytics technology has helped GSA manage energy consumption at federal buildings and real estate leases, GovExec reported Thursday.

Charles Clark writes the agency implemented the analytics-based GSALink tool at 81 federal properties in an effort to reduce energy costs and office footprint.

The platform is designed to transmit up to 27 million energy data points a day from building sensors to a central repository, the publication reports.

Dong noted that PBS also uses analytics technology to help agencies monitor utilization of government office space on a per employee basis, according to the report.

PBS estimates that the federal government’s real estate footprint shrank by 21 million square feet over the  past three years.

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