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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

FEMP Energy Efficient Products

FEMP Low Standby Power Products

Water-efficient (WaterSense) Products

Biobased Products

EPEAT Electronics
Green Purchasing icon Environmentally Preferable Products

Non-Ozone Depleting Products (SNAP)

Recycled Content Products (CPG)

Non-Toxic & Less-Toxic Alternatives

Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Alternative Fuels
 

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

Sources of Supply