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Federal Green Challenge

Federal Green Challenge Results for 2013

The Federal Green Challenge 2013 results are the criteria upon which the 2014 awards are determined.
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2013 National Results

Diverted 523K tons waste from landfills, saved 620K gallons fuel oil, reduced fleet distance traveled by 16.5M miles, saved 1.7B cu. ft. natural gas, 1,765 tons electronics to certified recyclers. Estimated savings more than $42 million to U.S. taxpayers.

In 2013, over 400 participating federal facilities, representing nearly 1.6 million federal employees, "walked the talk" in various target areas (Waste, Electronics, Purchasing, Water, Energy and/or Transportation) and reduced their environmental footprint, which in many cases resulted in significant cost savings.

National results of FY13 participant actions were calculated based on annual incremental change and/or improvement in the various target areas.

  • Diverted 523,000 Tons of Waste from Landfills
  • Saved 620,000 Gallons of Fuel Oil
  • Reduced Fleet Distance Traveled by 16.5 Million Miles
  • Saved 1.7 Billion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas
  • Sent 1,765 tons of End of Life Electronics to Third Party Certified Recyclers

These Combined Efforts Result in an Estimated Cost Savings of More Than $42 million to U.S. Taxpayers

2013 South Central Region Results

22.9M Kwhs electricity saved = yearly CO2 from 1,440 households, 46.8M gallons H2O avoided = 71 Olympic pools, 13,69 tons waste diverted from landfills, = annual greenhouse gas emissions from 7,689 cars, $2.9M saved reducing water, waste, and energy use

Recognition is an important part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). Awards were given at the regional level in the categories of Waste, Purchasing, Energy, Water and Innovation.

In the South Central region, the 2014 award winners are the 1 Justice Park Drive Federal Building, Health Resources and Services Administration, Houston Customs House, New Orleans Customs House, Capulin Volcano National Monument and the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.

  • 22.9 Million Kilowatt-hours of Electricity Saved - Equivalent to the yearly CO2 emissions from 1,440 households
  • 46.8 Million Gallons of Water Avoided - Equivalent to approximately 71 Olympic-sized pools
  • 13,693 Tons of Waste Diverted From Landfills - Equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 7,689 cars

$2.9 million dollars saved by reducing water, waste and energy use

2013-2014 Pacific Southwest Region Results

9M kwhs electric, 2 billion ci. ft. natural gas, 355M gallons H2O avoided, 93K tons waste from landfills by composting/recycling = reduced greenhouse gas emission by 248K MTCO2 = conserve 11M gallons gas, 48M sheets recycled paper purchased, $31.8M saved.

California's drought makes federal leadership on water conservation critical. Over the past two years, our regional Federal Green Challenge participants have conserved over 355 million gallons of water. EPA encourages all federal facilities and employees to expand water conservation efforts.

  • 9 Million Kilowatt-hours of Electricity and 2 Billion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Avoided
  • 355 million gallons of water avoided
  • 93,000 Tons of Waste Prevented from Reaching Landfills Through Composting and Recycling
    Resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions by over 248,000 MTCO2e – equivalent to conserving
    over 11 million gallons of gasoline
  • 48 Million Sheets of 100% Post-consumer Recycled Copy Paper Purchased
    Conserving over 3,700 forty-foot trees and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over 2,450 MTCO2e
  • $31.8 Million Saved by Reducing Water, Waste and Energy Use