16 Jan '13, 12am

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The U.S. Treasury has always been a place where people could find something green, but this time the term is not referring to money. The U.S. Treasury building has obtained a green environmental designation, probably the oldest federal building to earn one. It has reduced its operating costs by $3.5 million annually as a result. If the Treasury, built in 1836, can go green and utilize smarter systems management, then most of the rest of government should be relatively easy, according to experts in the field. All it takes is a little ingenuity, a great deal of effort and the desire to make the switch. And a presidential executive order helps too. President Barack Obama initiated the federal leadership order in late 2009, calling on government agencies to lead the way on sustainability, partially as a way to manage systems more effectively and less expensively. Since then, a...

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