• GSA - General Services Administration

    November - The U.S. Courthouse in Wichita, Kan., won the Department of Energy Building Award. The facility achieved a 20 percent energy intensity reduction from an August 2012 baseline, placing first among competing facilities. The building also realized more than $17,000 in raw utility savings in FY13 compared to the previous year, providing an eight percent reduction in cost per gross square foot.

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August - The auction of the Graves Light shattered records for GSA when it sold for just under $1 million.

June - The GSA Office of Small Business Utilization partnered with Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell to host hundreds of small business owners at the 2nd Annual Back To Business (B2B) Conference.

February - GSA played an integral role in monumental efforts to restore utilities, transportation and more, in the wake of 2012's Superstorm Sandy. Efforts continued into 2013 and included an initiative to provide Computers for Learning for impacted schools, as well as the donation of excess heavy equipment to Wildwood, N.J.

July - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed recognized GSA’s Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center for reducing water and energy consumption by approximately 20 percent and becoming one of the first properties in the DOE-backed Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge to reach its sustainability goals within two years.

November - The U.S. Courthouse in Wichita, Kan., won the Department of Energy Building Award. The facility achieved a 20 percent energy intensity reduction from an August 2012 baseline, placing first among competing facilities. The building also realized more than $17,000 in raw utility savings in FY13 compared to the previous year, providing an eight percent reduction in cost per gross square foot.

February - Following a major renovation/restoration project at the historic Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in New York City, the courtrooms were reopened in February. Built originally in 1939, the building sports a new green roof making this historic structure even more sustainable.

December 19 - The U.S. Air Force signed on as the first major user of OASIS with a pledge to put more than half a billion dollars in acquisitions through it. OASIS is designed to help client agencies execute complex procurements faster and at lower cost than if they did them on their own.

December - GSA announced it would be one of the agencies to occupy space at 1 World Trade Center. Joining GSA at the iconic building will be the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

November - GSA reopened its Pacific Rim regional headquarters at 50 United Nations Plaza in San Francisco. The historic building is on track to achieve LEED Platinum certification. (L to R) Artist Cliff Garten, GSA Pacific Rim Regional Administrator Ruth Cox, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini, Michele MacCracken, HKS Architects. Photo credit: Blake Marvin/HKS, Inc.

September - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King joined GSA and Customs and Border Protection officials in a virtual ribbon cutting to officially open the state-of-the-art land port of entry facility in Van Buren, Maine.

September - GSA's 911 Federal Building in Portland, Oregon, was recognized as the first GSA-owned property to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings in GSA’s Volume Certification Program. The LEED Volume Program streamlines the certification process for multiple buildings of a similar type.

September - Signaling GSA's commitment to new workplace models and approaches, 3,500 people moved back into GSA's signature 1800 F headquarters in Washington, D.C.

August - During a visit to the Rocky Mountain Region, FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe engaged with a customer panel at the Air Force Academy to learn more about how FAS can further support the Department of Defense. FAS provides support to a wide range of DoD agenices in the region.

August - GSA's National Capital Region opened the first phase of the St. Elizabeths campus in Washington, D.C. Home to the U.S. Coast Guard, the new facility offers a number of environmental and architectural features that help to reduce the buildings operating costs as well as its impact on the environment while providing a flexible and effective work space.

July - GSA's Federal Center South 1202 Building in Seattle, the home of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District, earned 19 industry awards and recognition over the last two years, including an Honor Award-First Place for High-Performance Buildings from the Beyond Green National High-Performance Institute of Building Building Sciences. The project team was also awarded a National Design-Build Award by the Design-Build Institute of America.

June - The Mid-Atlantic Region completed the construction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Norfolk Field Office in Chesapeake, Va.

June - Following a recent modernization, the U.S. Custom House in Philadelphia received several major awards, including the Preservation Achievement Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the Construction Management Association of America Award, and the Illuminating Engineering Society Illumination Award.

June - A new bicycle sharing program rolled onto the Denver Federal Center in June. Nearly 900 DFC tenants have enrolled in the pilot program that placed 50 iconic red bikes and six docking stations around campus to facilitate carbon-free transportation across the center.

May - GSA rededicated the 39-year-old Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in downtown Portland, Oregon, expected to one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country.

April 20 - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini commemorated Earth Day by agreeing to sign up for GSA's new Hybrid Fleet program. The program, where agencies can receive a hybrid car for the same price as a regular car, is projected to save the government more than $10 million.

April - The Mid-Atlantic Region completed the installation of 875 kilowatts of solar panels at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in Woodlawn, Md.

April - Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, the Jacob Weinberger U.S. Courthouse and the new U.S. Courthouse opened in April, representing both the past and future of the judiciary in this important border city.

April - George Washington High School in Denver received more than $140,000 worth of laptops, monitors and keyboards under GSA's Computers for Learning recycling program, thanks to the Rocky Mountain Region.

February - After 23 months of construction, GSA rededicated the 95-year old Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. One of Rocky Mountain Region's crown jewels, the building received LEED Platinum certification.for energy efficiency and sustainability while preserving its original character.

January - The Great Lakes Region participated in its first tribal Procurement Technical Assistance Center meeting in Green Bay, Wisc., and talked to small businesses and tribal-owned businesses about how GSA can help them build capacity and growth through the use of federal contracts.