Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY 2012
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is committed to achieving President Obama’s sustainability agenda by meeting or exceeding statutory, regulatory, and administrative requirements. GSA has identified the following areas as key leverage points to achieve its sustainability targets and goals.
- GSA will design, construct, operate and maintain federal spaces to consume less energy and water; use clean, renewable sources of electricity and innovative energy and water efficiency technologies; be less reliant on grid electricity and more resilient to man-made or natural disasters; and reduce the total costs of ownership. GSA will select future site locations that strengthen the vitality and livability of the communities in which they are located and are pedestrian friendly and accessible to public transit.
- GSA will aggressively develop and offer sustainable solutions to its customers, helping them to meet their environmental and energy requirements while spending less on their operations. GSA will make it easier for federal agencies to identify, procure, track, and report sustainable products and services, and it will work with the federal vendor community to increase the quantity and availability of sustainable products and services while reducing their cost.
- GSA will strengthen resilience and secure mission critical federal property and supply chain investments through an iterative, incremental, and integrated climate change adaptation action plan. Through this approach, GSA is building capacity to better understand and address climate change adaptation with the intent to make the agency and its customer agencies robust, operationalizing adaptation into existing processes.
- GSA will use its sustainability initiatives to promote an evidence-driven performance culture that continuously assesses the viability of projects and identifies areas for improvement. This approach will drive the identification of synergies among service and staff offices; eliminate waste and redundancy; and provide improved transparency and oversight within agency operations.
- GSA will share its experiences with federal agencies and the public to inform them about the benefits and costs of effective innovative technologies and business practices and catalyze their adoption.
GSA has set ambitious economic, environmental, and social targets and milestones for the coming years, and it is leveraging sustainability to drive efficiency, transparency, and innovation within its operations and across the federal government. The FY 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan highlights our efforts as we continue to foster a more sustainable government.
Jiyoung C. Park
Senior Sustainability Officer
U.S General Services Administration