US Agency for International Development

Office Square Footage Reduction in Federal Government

To promote cost efficiencies in working with the federal government, it is wise to create a model of efficient land use and city planning related to the massive square footage federal agencies require for large buildings. While cloud computing, server consolidation and off-site storage of servers, is a method for arriving at less square footage requirements for office space, the federal government does not use efficient ...more »

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Encourage Mixed Use Development

Government agencies in the Washington, DC area lose out from their inability to lease out retail frontage in otherwise vibrant, urban areas. Although there are justifiable security reasons behind the government's decision to keep their urban buildings single use, were the government to develop a metric to determine which pieces of real estate were low risk, they could save money and even generate revenue by converting ...more »

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