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?
Buildings represent about 76% of electricity use and 40% of U.S. primary energy use, making it essential to reduce energy consumption to reduce costs to building owners and tenants. Source: U.S. Department of Energy (2015). Quadrennial Technology Review 2015, Chapter 5.
Sense of Place
What makes a workplace special? What fosters a sense of attachment, engagement and identity? These are the kinds of questions that underlie the sense of place. The workplace is increasingly seen as a “brand” that conveys not only a place, but also the mission and values of the organization. The GSA workplace program combines branding and sense of place with sustainable approaches to create special places imbued with meaning and purpose.
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