U.S. laboratories on average use far more energy and water per square foot than office buildings and other facilities because their activities are energy-intensive and their health and safety requirements are more stringent.

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) encourages energy efficiency in laboratories through a whole-building approach that enables agencies and organizations to improve the efficiency of an entire facility rather than specific laboratory components.

Smart Labs Toolkit
Website describes a systematic process that helps operators plan and cost-effectively achieve safe, efficient, and sustainable laboratories.
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Climate Neutral Research Campuses
Website features a planning process and tool to reduce energy use on campus.
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Smart Labs Accelerator
FEMP teamed with Better Buildings to launch the Smart Labs Accelerator.
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Case Studies
Browse case studies of successful federal projects.
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