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January 16, 2020
Energy Department Accelerates Energy and Water Efficiency Advancement at Federal Facilities via Performance Contracts
DOE announced more than $5 million in funding for 11 federal agency projects.
December 2, 2019
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Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator and FEMP Smart Labs Team Bring Together National Laboratories at Argonne
A typical laboratory is 3–4 times more energy intensive than an average commercial building, making laboratories a key focal area for management.
November 14, 2019
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FEMP Shares Energy Strategies for Data Centers at 2019 Cloud and Infrastructure Summit
The Federal Energy Management Program shared information about data center energy efficiency at the 2019 Cloud and Infrastructure Summit.
July 22, 2019
Water flooding a residential road.
FEMP Issues AFFECT Federal Agency Call
The Federal Energy Management Program issued a federal agency call for AFFECT 2019.
January 9, 2019
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FEMP Announces New Director and Supervisor
FEMP announces new program director and supervisor for the Facility and Fleet Optimization team.
November 16, 2018
Infographic of the FY 2018 DOE ESPC IDIQ achievements.
Federal Agency Use of Energy Savings Performance Contracting Has Banner Year for Private Investment – Agencies Look to Achieve More Res...
Agencies achieved $809 million of energy infrastructure improvements in FY 2018.
November 1, 2018
DOE officials presented a 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award to the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island team.
FEMP Presents 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards
The annual awards honor outstanding contributions related to energy and water cost savings and the use of on-site renewable energy and energy storage.
August 20, 2018
Energy Department Brings Energy Training and Peer Event to Cleveland
The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, from August 21-23, 2018.
May 17, 2018
Space Exploration, Powered by Combined Heat and Power
DOE partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to launch a new combined heat and power plant to generate 70% of the center's electricity.
March 13, 2018
Energy and Homeland Security Departments Partner to Advance Federal Infrastructure Resilience
Leaders from DOE and DHS signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate to advance federal critical infrastructure resilience.
November 2, 2017
Energy Department Announces Winners of 2017 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards
The Energy Department recognized 27 winners across the federal government with the 2017 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.
October 3, 2017
A long row of PV panels in the desert.
REopt Lite Tool Now Available
NREL's new REopt Lite web tool (beta version) helps building owners evaluate the economics of grid-connected solar photovoltaics and battery storage.
September 11, 2017
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FEMP Offers New Course about On-Site Renewable Energy Project Implementation
The Federal Energy Management Program released Renewable Energy On-Site Project Implementation Process, a new accredited, on-demand training course.
June 15, 2017
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FEMP Offers New Training Course on O&M for Optimal PV Performance
The Federal Energy Management Program presents Operations and Maintenance for Optimal Photovoltaic System Performance, a new training course.
May 22, 2017
Q&A: This is Why Energy Savings Performance Contracts are a "Big Deal"

Energy savings performance contracts are a big deal because they help federal agencies implement energy savings projects at no up-front cost.

April 28, 2017
DOE Awards 21 Contracts to Provide New and Efficient Energy and Water Infrastructure Improvements to Federal Facilities
New energy and water saving contracts to private-sector companies that will help improve the efficiency of federal facilities.
April 18, 2017
These hybrid Ford Escape vehicles at Grand Teton National Park were purchased with support from the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative. Photo | NREL
7 National Park Projects Enhanced by Clean Energy

The National Park Service has several energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that enhance the park experience and preserve its historical...

March 29, 2017
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FEMP Hosts First Thursday Update on Utility Green Tariff Programs
The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Utility Green Tariff Programs, a new First Thursday Update webi...
February 27, 2017
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FEMP First Thursday Update Covers Tools Supporting Energy Performance Contracting
The Federal Energy Management Program will present Energy Performance Contracting: Tools for Success, a First Thursday Update webinar.
January 26, 2017
Alcatraz Island is home to one of the nation's largest microgrids. Photo | National Park Service
Welcome to Alcatraz: One of the Largest Microgrids in the United States
Alcatraz Island, located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, is home to one of the nation's largest microgrids. The island is equipped with a s...
December 8, 2016
Energy Department Accelerates Clean Energy Advancement at Federal Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $3 million in funding for three projects to speed the adoption of energy efficiency and...

December 7, 2016
Energy Department Announces Winners of 2016 Federal Energy & Water Management Awards

The Energy Department today recognized 30 winners across the federal government with the 2016 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.

November 22, 2016
FEMP Issues AFFECT 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement

On November 22, 2016, FEMP issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy...

November 11, 2016
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FEMP First Thursday Seminar Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Electric Vehicle Charging for Employee Vehicles and Agency ...
October 5, 2016
DOE Announces $30 Million Investment in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells as Industry Continues Unprecedented Growth Rates

In commemoration  of National Hydrogen Day, aptly chosen for the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), the Energy Department (DOE) released a new...