TEC Awarded Energy Services Blanket Purchase Agreement with GSA to Meet Sustainability and Recovery Goals
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) cleared the way for federal agencies to easily obtain green products and services to fulfill their goals under President Obama’s sustainability executive order and under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. President Obama issued an executive order on sustainability in October 2009 calling on the federal government to lead by example in greening and modernizing our nation’s infrastructure.
To help agencies meet these goals, GSA established an energy services blanket purchase agreement with TEC to perform energy audits, energy performance monitoring, and implementation of renewable energy solutions that will promote sustainability across the federal government.
“The President’s Sustainability Executive Order calls on federal agencies to lead by example in environmental, energy, and economic performance,” said Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. “Innovative programs like these energy service agreements from GSA will help the federal agencies leverage their purchasing power to help build a clean energy economy and create local jobs.”
“GSA has answered President Obama’s call to create a more sustainable government by giving agencies a powerful tool to meet their greenhouse gas, water conservation, and energy efficiency goals,” said GSA Acting Administrator Stephen R. Leeds. “These solutions will help to increase energy efficiency across government while saving taxpayer dollars and stimulating emerging green jobs and technologies.”
TEC’s blanket purchase agreement gives agencies the necessary resources to achieve LEED certification for government facilities; ensure that all buildings and renovations are designed to reduce fuel consumption as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007; and help agencies plan, monitor, and report results with Energy Star and other energy efficiency initiatives.