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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides technical support and training services to assist agencies in utilizing and implementing the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions, which were issued by the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) on December 23, 2020.

For guidance and details on the 2020 Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions, visit CEQ’s Office of Federal Sustainability (OFS) and the OFS resources and guidance web page.

For additional implementation and technical resources related to the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings, visit the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Sustainable Facilities Tool website.

Technical Support and Training Services

Technical Assistance

FEMP provides technical assistance services and technical resources, in coordination with the GSA Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings (OFHPB) to assist federal agencies in developing and sharing the technical knowledge to successfully plan, design, construct, and operate sustainable federal building practices.

GSA OFHPB and the U.S. Department of Energy FEMP co-chair the Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) which serves as a forum for information exchange and promotes agency implementation of goals for sustainable buildings. Learn more about the ISWG.

To request direct technical assistance, contact FEMP.

On-Demand and On-Site Technical Training

FEMP is currently updating all on-demand technical training courses to reflect the 2020 changes to the Guiding Principles for Federal Sustainable Buildings and Associated Instructions.

Agencies can request on-site, in-person Guiding Principles technical training for their teams. For more information on requesting training, contact FEMP.

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