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Water

Office Complex Reduces Outdoor Water Use
The Granite Park office complex in Plano, Texas, saved 12.5 million gallons in one year.

Procurement

NASA's Recycled-Content Product Procurement 
In June 1996, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Langley Research Center (LaRC) began a pilot project called "Affirmative Procurement Model Office." Since the project's inception, LaRC has increased purchases of recycled-content products by 500 percent.

Greening the Cafeteria
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina is a national leader in green building and engineering. EPA/ RTP facility launched a "green" cafeteria project in the fall of 2001, culminating in the creation of the "Lakeside Café". EPA/ RTP, home to over 1,550 employees, integrated language for its cafeteria program that like the rest of the facility at RTP, serves as a model for all other programs wishing to incorporate green solutions for the new wave of green cafeterias.