Going Green Can Bring in More Green

November 28, 2011

Going green has become big business, and government contracting firms are cashing in on the green trend –led in part by sustainability initiatives backed by the Obama administration. Ever since Executive Order 13514 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance) has required 95 percent of new contract actions, including task orders, to be green, there is a growing consciousness amongst federal agencies to procure "green" services.

For instance, the federal government spends about $80 billion annually on information technology and is using its formidable buying power to encourage vendors to go green. The Department of Defense (DOD) is also going green, developing a Green Procurement Strategy. Requirements and preference programs may be assessed at the DOD "Going Green" website: www.defense.gov/home/features/2010/1010_energy/ 

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