To proactively lead the Department of Energy’s (DOE) sustainability efforts, collaborate with DOE programs, and promote the cost-effective use of resources while monitoring the effectiveness of sustainability programs and initiatives.

What We Do:

As a part of the Office of Management's Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) works with DOE programs to improve sustainability in accordance with statutory and executive order requirements. This is accomplished through data collection, analysis, reporting, outreach, and frequent communications with programs to share knowledge and best practices.

DOE is required by federal laws and regulations to meet specific sustainability goals. Sustainability goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water, waste, fleet petroleum, as well as increasing renewable and clean energy, sustainable procurement, electronics stewardship, and the number of alternative vehicles and sustainable buildings throughout the DOE complex.

How We Do It:

SPO tracks performance for the Department, and reports progress towards sustainability goals to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), White House Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ), and Congress through the Sustainability Plan, Annual Energy Management Report, Climate Adaptation & Resilience Plan, and other related reports. SPO continues to consolidate sustainability requirements with other DOE organizations in an effort to reduce the reporting burden on programs and sites. By evaluating the sustainability data from across the DOE complex, SPO highlights opportunities for increased efficiencies and cost savings, thus supporting DOE’s core mission.

For more information, contact SPO at 202-586-8645 or sustainability@hq.doe.gov.