These quality assurance checklists list the requirements for Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) publication and exhibit communication products.

Office Checklist

The EERE Office Requestor, Subject Matter Expert, and/or the EERE Office Communications Lead should ensure the product meets the following requirements.

The product has received PGT approval.
Content is written for its intended audience(s) and media type.
Content is free from grammatical errors and typos.
Page numbers appear in the center of the footer.
Content aligns with current EERE messaging and follows the EERE Style Guide.
Content has been reviewed by EERE Office Requestor, Tech Office Communications Lead and/or laboratory point of contact.
Content and messaging has been reviewed and approved by appropriate subject matter experts and senior leadership, including the EERE Front Office and/or DOE Public Affairs, if needed.
Any budget, legislative, or policy-related content has been reviewed by General Counsel to ensure it adheres with the Information Quality Act.
Product has undergone final edit and design review by EERE Office Requestor, Tech Office Communications Lead and/or laboratory point of contact. This includes a final review to ensure the product has no grammatical errors or misspellings, and includes factually accurate and best source information.
Product follows EERE identity and design/branding guidelines.
Final PDFs are optimized for accessibility.
Product meets the items listed in the Product Governance Team Checklist, below.
Author names are listed on the inside on the acknowledgements page. They are not on the front cover.


Product Governance Team Checklist

The PGT will review products* based on the following requirements.

Correctly uses the EERE or DOE identifier or other approved logo.
Correctly uses the EERE color palette.
Correctly uses EERE fonts.
Includes the proper placement of EERE identifier on the front of all EERE communication products and, for products with two or more pages, on the back cover.
Photos, figures, and tables are of high quality and resolution, are clear and appropriately sized, and are accurately labeled, captioned, and credited.
Square corners are used on layout elements such as photos and sidebars. In some cases, outlined photos may be approved. There is no use of drop shadows.
Includes correct formatting and consistent spacing throughout document.
Uses proper URL formats (no www) as provided in the EERE templates.
Includes page numbers for documents with more than two pages.
Includes a DOE or laboratory publication number.
Includes the publication date.
Final PDFs are optimized for accessibility.
References are properly formatted with entries flush left and remaining text indented.
Any areas of concern or risk are understood and have been cleared by the appropriate parties (Office Director, EERE Front Office, Public Affairs, General Counsel, and others).

* The PGT will review selected content on long documents.