FY 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan with Addendums
FY 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan Executive Summary
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) made significant strides in improving the agency’s implementation of its sustainability goals in FY 2011 and FY 2012. SBA released the Green Business Guide, bringing together opportunities for small businesses to improve their bottom line while strengthening their contribution to the future of our environment. The Green Government Opportunities homepage was launched this year, which helps green businesses link up with contracting and research opportunities, as well as grant programs. Internally, SBA conducted an inventory of its office imaging equipment, joined the Federal Green Challenge at SBA Headquarters, and launched its Sustainable Performance working group. Notably, in FY 2013 and 2014 SBA is planning a modernization of its headquarters facility that will decrease the Agency’s real property footprint, while providing improved facilities for employees that feature EnergyStar approved appliances. SBA also continues to pursue its agendas for data center consolidation, reductions in leased space, and increased green procurement which contribute to SBA’s sustainability goals. While the greatest challenge to SBA’s sustainability efforts continues to be a lack of data related to the agency’s facilities, procurements, and emissions, SBA nonetheless continues to improve its data collection and tracking. In summary, SBA will continue to set goals that are both ambitious and obtainable across all of the SSPP goal categories while constantly seeking ways to increase our access to data.
Two addendums accompany this Plan: a Response to the President’s Memorandum on Promotion of Biobased Markets; and the FY 2012 Vehicle Fleet Management Plan.