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, 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.
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.
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.
Did You Know?
People in the U.S. spend about 90% of their time indoors.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (1987). The Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) Study.
Organizations today are less hierarchical and work is more team based, more mobile, and more cross functional. A key to spatial equity is that space layout and workstation standards are based on new ways of working and specific work tasks and business needs rather than organizational hierarchy.
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