GSA Names "Chief Greening Officer" for Federal Buildings

July 9, 2010

As part of its commitment to reaching a zero environmental footprint, GSA has named Eleni Reed to the newly created position of “Chief Greening Officer”. In this position, Ms. Reed will be responsible for aggressively reducing the environmental impact of more than 9,000 federal buildings.

GSA has made it clear that it plans to be at the forefront for state-of-the-art and emerging green technology since President Obama’s Executive Order on sustainability issued in October, 2009. Announcing the appointment of Ms. Reed, GSA stated that, “under her leadership, the agency will continue its commitment to develop a higher performing, greener federal building inventory and serve as a green proving ground for the American real estate industry.”

According to Federal Computer Week, Reed was previously “the director of sustainability strategies with the Cushman & Wakefield Client Solutions Group. There she helped develop an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency for the environmental management of the firm’s properties. Reed also worked with the New York City Office of Operations and led the implementation of the city’s Green Building Standards law.”

About the author: Jennifer Aubel is a Managing Consultant in Aronson LLC’s Government Contract Services Group, where she leads clients successfully through the GSA lifecycle, from obtaining a new GSA Schedule contract through administering ongoing contracts.