On May 28, 2009, Governor Mike Beebe issued an Executive Order to encourage the reduction of energy consumption by state agencies and the environmental impact of state agency operations. DIS is committed to the greening of information technology in our agency and across the state of Arkansas, as well as assisting our customers with their green IT efforts.
Governor's Executive Order
Strategic Energy Plan - PDF
- Act 1494 directs the Arkansas Energy Office to develop a plan for reducing energy use in all existing state buildings by 20 percent by 2014 and a 30 percent reduction by 2017. According to the Arkansas Energy Office of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the state spends on average $100 million annually on energy for state buildings, including public universities and colleges.
- Act 1336 extends the legislative task force on sustainable building design and practices. The 20-member task force, composed of legislators and members of the public, is charged with developing goals and strategies to promote energy efficiency in state buildings.
- Act 1372 provides a funding mechanism for state agencies, boards and commission who own facilities and would like to accomplish energy initiatives within their facilities
Green.Arkansas.gov – The Arkansas Green Portal
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality – Arkansas Recycling
Marketing Directory – Search for recycling facilities by region and county. Results include collectors, processors, haulers, brokers and end users.
Electronics Reuse and Recycling Information – Electronics will be banned from Arkansas landfills beginning in 2010. Learn how to reuse or recycle from this list
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Office of State Procurement
Energy Saving Projects – Helpful guide for both vendors and State agencies to assist in the contracting process for energy savings projects.
Bright Ideas for a Better Arkansas – The Office of State Procurement has developed a list of Green Contracts available for State Agencies.
Arkansas Energy Office
Energy Efficiency Arkansas
Energy Star - Tips for making government organizations more energy efficient.
Green Seal - Non-profit organization that uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers and companies to create a more sustainable world.
The Green Grid - Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the resource efficiency of data centers and business computing ecosystems.
EPEAT - A comprehensive environmental rating that helps identify greener computers and other electronic equipment.
U.S. Green Building Council - Non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.