The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) works with our stakeholders to enable federal agencies to meet energy related goals, identify affordable solutions, facilitate public-private partnerships, and provide energy leadership to the country by identifying government best practices.
Read the FEMP overview fact sheet.
Why We're Here
The U.S. federal government is America’s largest single energy consumer and with more than 360,000 buildings and 600,000 vehicles. It has an opportunity and responsibility to lead by example in cutting energy waste and advancing America’s progress toward energy independence, resiliency, and security.
In 2015, the federal government used 1.4 quads of energy at a cost of $21.3 billion. Energy used in buildings and facilities represents about 57% of the total energy use of the federal government, with vehicles and equipment energy use accounting for 43% on a primary source basis. Read a summary of the federal government’s energy consumption.
Although the federal government has made significant progress in improving energy efficiency and reducing costs, additional opportunities for further reductions remain. FEMP works with agencies and private-sector organizations to identify these opportunities and implement projects to accomplish savings.
What We've Accomplished
Since 1975, the federal government has decreased building energy intensity by 49% and by 25% since 2003. The progress the federal government has made to-date—through public-private partnerships and successful replicable affordable solutions—is being leveraged to show leadership to the nation and to continue to make significant contributions to our national energy and infrastructure goals.
See comprehensive annual energy data for the federal government.
A presentation summarizing the latest federal progress toward energy/sustainability goals is also available.
What You'll Find on Our Website
FEMP offers information, tools, and assistance to help federal agencies and private-sector organizations meet and track their energy-related requirements and goals. Resources include:
To navigate our website, click on the arrow next to "Federal Energy Management Program" at the top center of each page. This will display the site’s navigation. Click on the plus signs to see pages available under each subject.