GSA’s Public Buildings Service (PBS)—landlord for the civilian Federal government—has an opportunity and a responsibility to lead by example and to demonstrate how to create sustainable buildings by intelligently integrating energy efficiency and environmentally sound decisions into building designs while still creating places where people can work effectively.
Sustainability in building design, construction, and operation, is fundamental to and indivisible from our core agency mission of providing superior workplaces for Federal customer agencies at best value to the American taxpayer. We want to be part of transforming the building industry so that "green" is the only way of doing business.
this book provides examples of our progress toward sustainability to date. it is meant to inspire the people who work for and with gSA to surpass—not just continue—the excellent work PBS has already accomplished in meeting the sustainability goals of the Federal government.