Department of General Services

Energy
3:30 am
Thu January 1, 2015

New Law to Make State-Owned Buildings More Energy Efficient

Pennsylvania state agency buildings will now act as the testing ground for new, environmentally beneficial and energy-efficient technologies.

House Bill 1672, known as the State Agency Green Technology Implementation Act, allows the Department of General Services to identify new energy-efficient technologies, products, or processes and implement them in state-owned buildings.

Rep. Tom Caltagirone (D-Berks) was a co-sponsor of the bill and an advocate for energy-efficient efforts in the commonwealth.

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State Government
3:30 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Pennsylvania to Sell Two State Prisons

Pennsylvania could save a projected $5.2 million a year in maintenance costs with the proposed sale of 13 surplus properties. The Department of General Services will present its plan in the next few weeks to Gov. Tom Corbett to sell off surplus land and buildings.

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State Government
4:14 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

New Bill Encourages Pennsylvania Companies to Divest from Iran

Under a new state bill, any Pennsylvania company contracted by the state that’s also investing in Iranian energy would be forced to make a choice.

Rep. Dan Frankel’s (D-Allegheny) legislation, which passed the state House Tuesday, would bar any company that invests more than $20 million in Iran’s energy sector from entering into a state contract worth more than $1 million through the Department of General Services (DGS).

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