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Greening federal buildings in Colorado is a ‘triple win,’ says government landlord

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The main entrance to the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colo., July 1, 2016.

By some estimates, buildings account for about 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally. The biggest landlord in the U.S. is the federal government, and it’s making a new push for greener buildings, including here in Colorado. Robin Carnahan leads the General Services Administration, which oversees the buildings. She told Colorado Matters going green is a triple win, because it creates local jobs, reduces energy costs to save taxpayers money, and makes the planet a healthier place to live.