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OMB Thinks Green on Data Center Consolidation

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has long promoted the Office of Management and Budget’s efforts to shutter government data centers in a push to save costs and prepare the foundation for federal cloud-computing platforms. But a new partnership between OMB and the Council on Environmental Quality now means one …

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Army Changing Green Standards – Even Down to the Lightbulbs

The Army is changing the way it does green, according to a new memo from one of the Army’s top energy and environment chiefs. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and the environment, released an updated memo containing guidelines for improving green-building standards. It will revise …

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DoD Seeks Drawdown on Oil Consumption

The Defense Department has its eye set on reducing the armed forces’ reliance on fossil fuels both as a matter of national security and a way to save money, according to one of the Pentagon’s top energy specialists. Sharon Burke, director of DoD’s operational energy plans and programs, said reducing …

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Military’s Green More than Just Camouflage

It’s a story that stretches from the battlefield to the drawing board. A team at Fort Belvoir, Va., won a coveted GreenGov Presidential Award for its plans to develop a sustainable, green community at Fort Belvoir. The Army’s Residential Communities Initiative plans for a 50-year public-private partnership to build more …

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Sunny Side Up: White House to Install Solar Panels

Despite mediocre poll numbers and the sense of doom clouding hopes for Democratic success in November, things may have gotten a little sunnier at the White House. The Obama administration this week announced plans to install solar panels on the White House roof to demonstrate President Barack Obama’s commitment to …

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NASA’s Green Frontier

While NASA has been knocked off its orbit lately, one of its most recent endeavors never left the ground but is still leading the pack in innovation. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced earlier this week that its massive 50,000 square-foot, two-story Sustainability Base in Ames, Calif., was named …

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New Report Reveals Lack of Green IT Maturity

While green IT has been a hot topic in the last few years, real progress has been slow, and the industry is highly unlikely to reduce its carbon emissions by 2020, according to a new survey. Sponsored by Fujitsu, the “Green IT: The Global Benchmark” surveyed more than 600 CIOs …

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Government to Conserve Energy on ‘Power IT Down Day’

In an effort to reduce the government’s energy consumption, federal employees, as well as the private sector corporations serving them, will power down all electronics Aug. 27 as part of “Power IT Down Day.” The day of conservation comes as part of last February’s GreenGov Final Report, which encouraged ideas …

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DoD, DOE Collaborate for Clean Energy

U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding during a White House forum to discuss clean energy in relation to national security. The MOU demonstrated a collaboration between the two departments to commit to fostering a clean-energy economy and improved efficiencies through …

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