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Services Initiatives

The Transportation Team Uses Alternative Fueled Vehicles in HQ Fleet

  • 81% of HQ Fleet is alternative fueled (FY 2014).
  • HQ utilizes biodiesel (B20) fueled shuttle buses, a domestic renewable fuel derived from natural oils like soybean oil.

Recycled Paper for Copiers and Printers

  • DOE Headquarters purchases a combination of 30% and 100% post-consumer recycled content paper for use in its staffed copy centers, walk-up copiers, and dedicated office printers and copiers.

Printing Procurement

  • All documents procured for printing use soy ink instead of petroleum based ink, and use recycled paper.
  • Soy ink is renewable and is very low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which evaporate little and cause no air pollution, whereas petroleum-based inks are high in VOCs and cause air pollution when they evaporate.


Last updated 04/23/15