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Green Management Programs (GMP)

 

Green Purchasing

Collage of Environmental projects at various VA facilities

Green purchasing, also known as sustainable acquisition, helps to reduce adverse impacts to the environment, conserve energy and other natural resources, improve public health and safety, and create new markets and jobs.  VA promotes the Federal Green Purchasing Program, which includes the acquisition of:

EnergyStar Products External link to a government website

FEMP Energy Efficient Products External link to a government website

FEMP Low Standby Power Products External link to a government website

Water-efficient (WaterSense) Products External link to a government website

Biobased Products External link to a government website

EPEAT Electronics External link to a non-government website
Green Purchasing icon Environmentally Preferable Products External link to a government website

Non-Ozone Depleting Products (SNAP) External link to a government website

Recycled Content Products (CPG) External link to a government website

Non-Toxic & Less-Toxic Alternatives External link to a government website

Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Alternative Fuels External link to a government website
 

The VA Green Purchasing Program Directive and Handbook 0058 together constitute VA’s Green Purchasing Program (GPP) and explain the principles, policies, procedures, and other key elements necessary to facilitate the continual improvement of VA’s GPP.

Information/links regarding green purchasing laws, regulations and executive orders can be found on our Green Purchasing Mandates subpage.  Other useful links related to green purchasing can be found in the sections below.

Helpful Green Purchasing Resources

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