Sustainable Solutions

Federal agency customers are required to buy environmentally sustainable products, such as energy efficient products and recycled content products, to the maximum extent practicable. The policy to purchase these products is outlined in Executive Order 13693, section 3(i), and Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 23.1. Visit GSA’s Green Procurement Compilation for a list of products and services that have sustainable acquisition requirements.

How to Acquire Green Products

GSA helps federal agencies meet environmental requirements by offering thousands of green products. GSA Advantage!® Customers are encouraged to purchase products designated as bio-based and recycled content, ENERGY STAR and FEMP qualified, water efficient, and non-ozone depleting materials.

Sustainable Facility and Construction Options

The following green solutions are offered under the Facility and Construction Category:

Schedule 56—Buildings and Building Materials/Industrial Services and Supplies (Products under these SINs may include Energy efficient/Energy Star Certified appliances, recycled content, or biobased materials.)

SIN Description
206 4 Energy Saving Lighting, Energy Efficient, Sustainable, and Environmentally Sustainable Lamps (light bulbs), Lighting Fixtures and Accessories, Indoor Emergency Lighting, Reading Lights, Lighting Sensor Systems
383 5 Batteries and Battery Chargers, Including Rental
563 4 Roofing Materials, Products and Services Solutions
563 23 Doors, Windows, Panels, Skylights Panels Shutters
563 28 Energy Savings/Energy Efficient Industrial and Commercial Electric and Gas Water Heaters, Boiled Water Heaters, Including Options, Energy Efficient Monitoring Devices, and Accessories

 

Schedule 73—Food Service, Hospitality, Cleaning Equipment and Supplies, Chemicals and Services (Products under these SINs may include Energy efficient/Energy Star Certified appliances, recycled content, or biobased materials.)

SIN Description
302 3 Cooking Equipment
302 15 Sanitation and Warewashing Equipment
302 28 Food Service Carts and Holding and Transport Equipment
302 49 Refrigeration Equipment
302 56 Concession Equipment
375 361 Biodegradable Cleaner/Degreaser (Water Based) Non-Phenolic and Non-Petroleum

 

Schedule 03FAC—Facilities Maintenance and Management (Products under these SINs may include Energy efficient/Energy Star Certified appliances, recycled content, or biobased materials.)

SIN Description
811 001 Elevator and Escalator Preventative Maintenance
811 004 Maintenance of Utility Systems
811 005 Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioner, Boiler and Chiller HVAC Maintenance
811 002 Complete Facilities Maintenance
811 004 Maintenance of Utility Systems
371 002 Tree Planting/Trimming/Removal
371 003 Pest Control
871 202 Energy Management Planning and Strategies
871 203 Training on Energy Management
871 204 Metering Services
871 205 Energy Program Support Services
871 206 Building Commissioning Services
871 207 Energy Audit Services
871 208 Resource Efficiency Management (REM)
871 209 Innovations in Renewable Energy
871 210 Water Conservation
871 211 Energy Consulting Services

 

Schedule 51V—Hardware Superstore Energy Star or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)-designated), water-efficiency, and the use of non-ozone depleting substances (EPA’s SNAP program)

SIN Description
639 001 Domestic Appliances
639 002 Export Appliances
105 001 Hardware Store, Home Improvement Center, or MRO - Store Front
105 002 Hardware Store, Home Improvement Center, or MRO - Catalog

More Information about Sustainable Solutions

In most cases, vendors self-certify that their products meet federal environmental programs and market them with a variety of federal, third-party, or other symbols. Labels such as ENERGY STAR® or BioPreferred are controlled by federal agencies while other labels or symbols, such as recycled content, are self-claims. Customers are advised to contact the Schedule vendor for confirmation of compliance with regulatory standards prior to placing an order.

Last Reviewed 2016-11-04