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Recovery Act Technical Assistance Projects

Recovery Act Technical Assistance Projects

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) issued a Call for Technical Services in May 2010 to help federal agencies identify and prioritize energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects. Read information about the Call for Technical Services (including technical service opportunities, application process, selection criteria, reporting requirements, and contacts).

In fiscal year (FY) 2009, FEMP used more than $13 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to finance one-year technical assistance efforts stemming from the Call for Technical Services. Funds were provided to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory and technical contractor teams to provide technical assistance. Read the FEMP Recovery Act project stories.

FEMP received 294 project proposals and funded 120. A breakdown of project selection by agency is provided below. Technical assistance funding for agencies matched the Federal Energy Footprint (Federal Energy Use).

Federal Agency Technical Assistance Type
Architect of the Capital
  • Wind turbine feasibility studies
  • Energy audit training
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Biomass feasibility studies
  • Strategic energy planning and benchmarking
  • Technical reviews of design and proposals
  • Resource efficiency manager
  • Energy audit and retro-commissioning trainings
  • Energy and water efficiency assessments
U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Strategic energy planning and benchmarking
  • Energy and water efficiency assessments
U.S. Department of Defense
  • Smart grid feasibility studies
  • High performance green building technical support
  • Energy savings performance contract (ESPC) site data package template development and measurement and verification (M&V) assistance
  • Net-zero energy facility assessments
  • Renewable energy assessments (solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, landfill gas)
  • Resource efficiency manager
  • Technical review of designs and proposals
  • Energy audit trainings
  • Energy efficiency, water efficiency, and retro-commissioning assessments
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • High performance green building technical support
  • Federal vehicle fleet technical support
  • Renewable energy feasibility studies
  • Data center energy assessments
  • Energy audit and retro-commissioning trainings
U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Renewable energy feasibility studies
  • Technical review of designs and proposals
  • Energy efficiency and water efficiency assessments
U.S. Department of Justice
  • Energy efficiency and water efficiency assessments
U.S. Department of Labor
  • Energy efficiency, water efficiency, and retro-commissioning assessments
U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Facility energy audits
General Services Administration (GSA)
  • High performance green building technical support
  • Smart ambient lighting study assistance
  • Energy efficiency, water efficiency, and retro-commissioning assessments
Health and Human Services
  • LED lighting technology assessment
National Archives and Records Administration
  • Energy efficiency and water efficiency assessments
U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Renewable energy feasibility study (biomass)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Renewable energy feasibility studies
  • Technical review of designs and proposals
  • Strategic energy planning and benchmarking
  • Facility energy modeling assistance
  • Energy efficiency, water efficiency, and retro-commissioning assessments
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Renewable energy feasibility studies
  • Energy audit and retro-commissioning trainings