First-Ever All “Green” Scores for Department of Transportation

Nov 27, 2017 4:35 PM ET

First-Ever All “Green” Scores for Department of Transportation 

While the daily news describes an apparently dysfunctional federal government, beneath those alarming headlines some federal agencies are working quite well, and making good progress on long-term sustainability goals. For example, the Department of Transportation has just earned all-green scores for the first time ever from the Office of Management and Budget’s Sustainability and Energy scorecard.

The OMB issues these scorecards to federal agencies, rating their progress in seven sustainability categories, including reductions in emissions, energy and water use, the adoption of clean energy and renewable electricity, and green buildings. A green, yellow, or red score is awarded in each category, for being on track to meet goals, falling slightly behind schedule, or lagging in a major way. In the latest round of measurements for fiscal year 2016, the DOT showed improved performance across all sustainability indicators on the OMB’s evaluation, scoring all green ratings. The DOT is one federal agency that is moving forward in a positive way.

I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

 

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