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GSA Co-Sponsors 2008 GovEnergy Conference

GSA #  10528

August 4, 2008
Contact:  MaryAnne Beatty (202) 501-1231

Maryanne.beatty@gsa.gov

Government-wide Training Conference Aimed at Reducing Federal Energy Usage

PHOENIX  – The 2008 GovEnergy Conference, geared to help federal agencies reduce energy use and costs and to meet requirements outlined in the newly enacted Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, opens today, the U.S. General Services Administration announced.

GSA is a co-sponsor of the event with the Departments of Defense, Energy, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security as well as the Environmental Protection Agency.

“GSA is proud to be a co-sponsor of GovEnergy 2008—the premier energy training workshop and trade show in the United States,” said GSA’s Acting Administrator David Bibb.  “With the federal government being the single largest energy user, it is incumbent upon us to help other federal agencies reduce their energy use and costs by expanding the use of alternative, cleaner sources of energy.”

Now in its 11th year, the GovEnergy conference is typically attended by federal, state, and local energy managers as well as others involved in energy management.  By attending, participants gain the opportunity to benefit from available training sessions, networking and educational credits.  Nearly 200 experts from around the country participate in the event, sharing their experiences, knowledge and ideas with attendees.

This year’s conference offers 3 days of comprehensive training covering everything from renewable energy and energy-efficient building operations to sustainable design principles. 

The event also features a multi-million dollar showcase of products, equipment, and services from more than 100 companies and consultants. Hundreds of manufacturers are expected to display and share the latest technology advances in the energy efficiency industry. 

In addition, GovEnergy 2008 is a green conference committed to leaving the smallest environmental footprint possible during the conference.  For more information about the conference, please visit www.govenergy.gov

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 GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.

- Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles.
 
-GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
 
-GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know?  Between 1985 and 2005, GSA achieved a 30 percent reduction in energy consumed by federal buildings.
 


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