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SFTool Product Search


Your link to simpler environmentally responsible purchasing

GSA has expanded our Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool) with a new tool that streamlines sustainable product procurement for vendors and buyers. GSA wants to make it easier for project teams to buy or specify environmentally preferable products. We believe teams will benefit from linking the environmental requirements in SFTool's Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) to a detailed product database that simplifies searching.

SFTool Product Search Homepage
SFTool Product Search Homepage

SFTool Product Search , provided by ecomedes, supplies product-level data to automate product performance calculations and project analytics within SFTool. Organizations can track the 'watts and water' results of their buying decisions and document progress towards their sustainable purchasing and building goals, including compliance with green building rating systems. The current search, the result of our 2016 pilot, includes over 150 categories and subcategories that represent over 5,700 brands and more than 300,000 products.

This tool simplifies documentation -- manufacturers provide it, buyers can find it. Manufacturers can use the platform to showcase their sustainable products. Any buyer—public or private—can search the database to find specific products, and verify compliance.

SFTool Product Search Example

At GSA, we are always working to improve the way we deliver services to government. This tool helps us to do that and reduce our environmental footprint at the same time.


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Green Procurement Compilation (GPC)

The Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) consolidates and organizes information from several federal green purchasing programs in one place, saving you from researching multiple web sites.

It makes it easy to identify sustainable products and their associated guidance documentation to facilitate green purchasing decisions.

Click here to view the Green Procurement Compilation (GPC)

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Did You Know?

The U.S. generated approximately 251 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2012. Almost 87 million tons were recycled and composted, which represents a 34.5% recycling rate. Solid waste generated per capita is the lowest since the 1980s. This is a 3 percent increase in the tons recycled.

Source: US EPA, Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2012.


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