The General Services Administration Carbon Footprint Tool

Helping our nation reduce its carbon footprint

As the population has increased and the economy has expanded, the need for national action to curb carbon emissions has become paramount. Recognizing this need, President Obama pledged that the federal government, the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. economy, would create innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, and use environmentally-responsible products and technologies

Executive Order (EO) 13514, also known as Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance requires that all federal agencies inventory their greenhouse gas emissions, set targets to reduce their emissions by 2020, and develop a plan for meeting a wide range of goals for improving sustainability.

In response to this (EO), Noblis worked with the General Services Administration (GSA) to create the GSA Carbon Footprint Tool. The Tool provides a bottom-up comprehensive solution enabling agencies to respond to, calculate, and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use. It enables agencies to forecast the effects of implementing cost-effective and energy-efficient strategies to lower GHG emissions and guides them as they set reduction strategies.

GSA makes the GSA Carbon Footprint Tool available to federal agency personnel and contractors directly supporting an agency as part of its EO 13514 GHG reporting requirements. Visit GSA's site to learn more.

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