WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that it will use “Green Button” technology to save energy and cut costs across the federal government. The agency launched its energy-saving initiative following a December 2013 presidential memorandum directing federal agencies to strengthen efforts to use renewable energy and manage energy usage more efficiently and effectively.
Green Button is an industry-led effort that allows electricity customers to download their household or building energy-use data in a user-friendly format. GSA, along with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have worked to launch a Green Button pilot program demonstrating integrated Green Button energy analytics. The pilot built upon earlier 2012 GSA energy management savings of $16 million across 100 GSA-owned buildings.
For more information on Green Button, visit www.greenbuttondata.org.
Publication date: 6/16/2014