GSA stipulates low-carbon materials for $288M Homeland package

Sources: U.S. General Services Administration; CMCM staff The U.S. General Services Administration and Department of Homeland Security will steer  nearly $288 million in Inflation Reduction Act funds to make the latter agency’s new headquarters campus buildings models for sustainability, starting with procurement prioritizing low-embodied carbon concrete, steel, and asphalt. The funding Read more…

White House, agencies advance federal contractor GHG accounting

Sources: White House Council on Environmental Quality, Office of Federal Chief Sustainability Officer; CM2 staff The White House-proposed “Federal Supplier Climate Risks and Resilience Rule” outlines greenhouse gas emissions disclosure requirements for companies performing construction or other services for federal projects, facilities and agencies. “Major” contractors, or those booking more Read more…

Feds earmark $100M to decarbonize cement, companion industries

Sources: U.S. Department of Energy; CP staff

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) new “Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap” identifies key pathways—Energy Efficiency; Industrial Electrification; Low Carbon Fuels; Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage—to reducing carbon dioxide emissions in Cement, Iron & Steel, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Refining and other manufacturing sectors that collectively account for 30 percent of the United States’ annual CO2 load.