The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides agencies with guidance and direction on how to increase water efficiency and reduce water use in federal buildings and campuses.
The key water-related requirements are contained in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Learn more about water management requirements. Agencies are also required to include water-efficient elements in new construction per the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings.
Plan and Measure
Water Management Planning
Outlines steps, templates, and key resources for agencies developing a comprehensive water management program.Learn more
Water Metering Resources
Provides guidelines and technical resources on the selection and prioritization of water meters to help improve water management.Learn more
Water Vulnerability Assessment Tool
Helps users understand water supply trends and water vulnerabilities.Learn more
Water Evaluation Tools
Tools help agencies conduct comprehensive water evaluations required by Section 432 of EISA 2007.Learn more
Operations and Maintenance Guidelines
Provides streamlined and updated operations and maintenance guidelines for water-using equipment.Learn more
Water Efficiency Best Management Practices
Highlights 14 best management practices to increase water efficiency and meet federal requirements as identified by FEMP and EPA.Learn more
Cooling Tower Efficiency Opportunities for Data Centers
Offers strategies for water efficiency in cooling towers in new and existing federal data centers.Learn more
Water Project Screening Tool
Enables federal agencies to screen sites for water efficiency opportunities and provides a qualitative score indicating water savings potential.Learn more
Water-Efficient Technology Opportunities
Highlights commercially available water-saving technologies relevant to the federal sector.Learn more
Alternative Water Sources
Provides information about rainwater availability, rainwater harvesting regulations, and condensate capture opportunities in the United States.Learn more
Net Zero Water Building Strategies
Provides information about net zero water and provides strategies on how to design and implement net zero water buildings.Learn more
Net Zero Building Design Elements
Provides high-performance design options, considerations, and example projects related to key net zero water building design elements.Learn more
Browse case studies of successful federal projects.Learn more
Tools help agencies conduct comprehensive water evaluations required by Section 432 of EISA 2007.
Fact sheet highlights key components of cooling towers and how to improve their water efficiency.
Guidelines assist federal agencies in developing a baseline for their landscaping water use.
Guidelines provide a systematic approach to estimating unmetered industrial water use.
Guide discusses cooling tower side stream filtration options to assist federal sites in optimizing energy and water savings.
Fact sheet provides an overview of side stream filtration options for cooling towers.
Enables federal agencies to screen sites for water efficiency opportunities and provides a qualitative score indicating water savings potential.