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GSA Selects 4 Winning Teams on Earth Day Hackathon

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green earth, environmentThe General Services Administration hosted an event Friday to encourage multiple teams of government employees, students and industry professionals to develop eco-friendly technology ideas.

The Earth Day Hackathon took place at GSA’s headquarters in Washington and drew 49 participants from the public and private sectors, the agency said Friday.

GSA awarded $3,750 in cash prizes to the competition’s four winning teams.

Two teams led by ICF International and CGI won the hackathon for creating web interface and data visualizations for the Environmental Protection Agency‘s climate change indicator data.

GSA picked Team CVP for a web application it developed to help the National Institute of Standards and Technology  to select and compare the economic and environmental performance of building products.

Team Smokey and the Bandits was chosen by GSA for demonstrating methods to present and compare energy and water consumption at U.S. Forest Service facilities.

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