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Federal Agencies Come Up Short On Gov't Efficiency Goals

(Federal Times)

Many agencies are missing targets for meeting energy efficiency and sustainability mandates, citing tighter budgets.

The Defense Department said in a new report that it will not likely reduce energy use at its facilities by 30 percent from a 2003 baseline by 2015. It said it achieved only a 13 percent reduction in 2011. DoD was one of many agencies that filed updates on their sustainability efforts with the Office of Management and Budget. OMB released those reports Thursday.

Only about one-tenth of 1 percent of the department’s buildings meet green guidelines.

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