[Skip to Content]
As a result of a temporary government shutdown, this website is not being updated at this time.
For more information on GSA’s shutdown procedures, please go to: https://www.gsa.gov/directives-library/operations-in-the-absence-of-appropriations-42201l-adm

Search

Procure Products

in the Green Procurement Compilation

Learn & Plan Topics

  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project’s sustainability. Environmentally r...

  • Biophilic Design

    Learn why nature is so important to us, what we know about the benefits of nature, and how biophilia is being applied in buildings, particularly in ...
  • Water Efficiency

    Buildings are significant users of the Earth’s freshwater supply. The goal of a responsible building operator should be to encourage a sma...

  • Health

    Good health has both physical and psychological components. Being healthy means the absence of disease and illness, as well as feeling posi...

Heat Island Effect

Cities tend to be warmer than rural locations. This is typically due to the infrastructure built within a city, such as buildings and roads, which absorb heat from the sun and slowly release it during the day and into the night. This is known as the heat island effect. The heat increases local temperatures. Heat Islands can be reduced by installing cool roofs and other surfaces with a high albedo. 

http://www.epa.gov/heatisld/

Whole Building Systems

Materials

  • Occupant Sensor

    Occupant controls use sensors to deter...
  • Glass - Tinted / Colored / Fritted

    Although clear glass is the most common glass component of a window system, tinted glass may be used to reduce solar heat gain. Multiple colors are ...
  • Soup Station

    Soups are kept at a constant temperature in urns that use electricity to heat coils around a container, or heat water into steam. Make sure units c...