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    June 29, 2013
    Green Procurement Compilation Update News
    The Green Procurement Compilation is the single best tool to help you comply with the Sustainable Acquisition requirements in EO 13514 and the USACE Campaign Plan Action 1c1. It puts all of the requirements in one place (so you don't have to go searching EPA, DOE, USDA and other websites) and is organized by product and service categories. Below is an update of some recent improvements to the tool. For more information on Sustainable Acquisition see Goal 6 at https://eko.usace.army.mil/usacecop/environmental/sustainability/goals/

    Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) Stakeholders:

    Over the past three months, the GPC team ventured into integrating green procurement knowledge into the facility environment. We began with creating a new cafeteria space in the Sustainable Facility Tool's (SFTool) Explore module . This new space contains information on how to not only design a more sustainable cafeteria, but also how to operate and stock it with green products. Many thanks to the team of cafeteria experts from GSA and other federal agencies who helped us to create this new interactive space! You can tour the cafeteria by visiting http://sftool.gov/explore/green- workspace/88/cafeteria .

    Be sure to check out some of the other recently added GPC features:

  • Launch of a services module that provides you with information on how to include green purchasing requirements in a variety of service contracts. The module includes information on required green products, optional green practices, evaluation factors, where to buy, and important references for cafeteria and food services, janitorial services, laundry services, and pest management. Guidance on four additional services will go live before the end of the fiscal year. Click here to take a look at the cafeteria and food services information.

  • Capability to create customized product lists so you can select and download the green product information that you need to get the job done. Simply create a free SFTool account , and you can start creating, saving, and downloading your own green product requirements lists by clicking on the green "+" button that appears next to every product listed in the GPC.

  • Addition of BioPreferred Round 10 biobased product designations. The GPC was updated to include eight new biobased products that the USDA designated on June 11, 2013.

  • New name for the GPC! You also likely noticed that we have changed the name of the GPC to the Green Procurement Compilation. With the addition of tools to make your service acquisitions greener, it made sense to change the name to reflect the GPC's broader scope.

    We look forward to sharing our next development update, which will include the launch of a laboratory space that covers sustainable design and green products for common laboratories. We also will be adding information on how each listed green product can help agencies meet the Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings.

    As always, we welcome any feedback you have on the GPC. You can provide your feedback by scrolling to the bottom of any GPC webpage and clicking on Give Feedback

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