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May 18, 2023

2023 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar Showcases Collaboration Between Federal Agencies and Utilities

The 2023 Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar was held on May 1–2, 2023, in Arlington, Virginia. Managed by the Federal Energy Management Program, this year’s seminar was co-hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

April 26, 2023

FEMP Aids National Park Service in Advancing Clean Energy Goals Through the Green Parks Plan

Partners in Sustainability: FEMP and NPS Have a Lot Going on Behind the Scenery

March 31, 2023

FEMP Director Mary Sotos Presents to Agency Chief Sustainability Officers on $250 Million Funding Opportunity

Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Director Mary Sotos joined a White House Council on Environmental Quality meeting of Agency Chief Sustainability Officers to discuss the Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT).

March 23, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $250 Million for Federal Agencies To Advance Net-Zero Projects and Save Taxpayers Money

The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy, announced $250 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help federal agencies implement net-zero building projects and set an example in sustainability.

March 8, 2023

Departments of Energy and Homeland Security Continue Climate Adaptation Collaboration

Leaders from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reaffirmed their joint commitment to collaborate on climate mitigation and adaptation at DHS facilities across the nation.

December 7, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Steps to Electrify and Cut Emissions from Federal Buildings

DOE announces proposed rulemaking to electrify new or newly renovated federal buildings.

December 2, 2022

Department of Energy Boosts Climate Change Mitigation at Federal Facilities through the AFFECT 2022 Appropriations Federal Agency Call

The U.S Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program issued a $13 million solicitation for new energy projects that will help federal facilities improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce their carbon footprint.

October 25, 2022

Performance Contracting National Resource Center Releases Training Series to Strengthen the Performance Contracting Workforce

This no-cost, accredited, on-demand interactive training series is designed to support performance contracting and workforce development in the federal and MUSH markets.

June 3, 2022

DOE Invests $6 Million in Geothermal Heating and Cooling Technologies at Federal Facilities

DOE selected Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to receive up to $6 million to help expand the deployment of geothermal heating and cooling technology at federal sites

May 5, 2022

Biden Administration Proposes New, Cost-Saving Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Water Heaters

Proposed rule for water heaters will reduce emissions, save consumers $140 million annually