The Federal Energy Management Program updated the Federal Building Metering Guidance at the direction of the Energy Act of 2020, Sec. 1002(g). The following requirements from the Act were added to this document:

  • Water metering requirement, describing the process that agencies use to determine buildings appropriate for water meters and how to prioritize those buildings for water meters.
  • The document requires agencies to submit new Metering Plans within 180 days of the publication of the updated guidance.

The document also includes an appendix with recommended best practices for comprehensive metering planning, including metering implementation, cybersecurity, data management and analysis, and program performance.