Survey of Federal Executives Shows Strong Support for Green Initiatives Mitigated by Frustration with Lack of Resources and Leadership
Submitted by Deloitte
Deloitte today announced key findings from a recently conducted survey on President Barack Obama's administration's emphasis on a greener and more sustainable federal government. Developed by the Government Business Council (GBC) in conjunction with Deloitte, the survey reveals the hurdles faced by federal agencies in making green government a reality, including lack of resources and leadership. The results are of particular importance given the significant push the Obama administration has made to drive federal agencies to become greener.
"The study provides some encouraging findings about workforce support for green government mixed with negative perceptions on the level of agency efforts and progress to date," said Bryan Klopack, director of research for GBC. "In sum, federal executives agree that sustainability is a critical goal, but feel they lack the tools necessary to fully achieve it."
Key findings from the study include:
"The federal government has already made a commitment to sustainability and this survey shows that federal workers are personally on board with those efforts and ready to do more," said David J. Fornari, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of Deloitte's federal energy management and sustainability practice. "The benefit to fostering a culture of energy savings is the positive impact it will have on agency operating budgets. The savings will allow more money to be made available for agency and department missions."
The survey findings will be explored in detail on Wednesday, September 22nd at 2:00 p.m. EST, in a complimentary webinar presented by Deloitte and GBC. Hosted by GBC's Bryan Klopack, the webinar also will feature Deloitte's Dave Fornari. To register for this webinar, visit www.govexec.com/events.
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