An air-intake structure outside this high-performance federal building lowers energy costs by taking in chilly night air to cool the building's data center.
The Federal Energy Management Program provides strategies, best practices, and resources to help agencies implement sustainable design practices within federal buildings and campuses.
By employing sustainable design practices, agencies can meet energy-efficiency requirements and benefit from:
- Lower energy costs
- Reduced operations and maintenance costs
- Increased productivity of building occupants
- Improved health and well-being of occupants
- Reduced pollutants.
Start implementing sustainable design practices by learning about:
- Federal requirements for building energy use
- Building energy codes for non-federal buildings (FEMP is currently evaluating these regulations for federal rule).
- Notices and rules related to federal energy management
- The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
- Energy efficiency in federal existing buildings and new construction or modernization
- Resources for making buildings sustainable.
Information about the Interagency Sustainability Working Group is also available.
What Success Looks Like
Read a case study about a General Services Administration building that aligned historic preservation renovations with zero energy goals.