Sustainability Performance Division

Sustainability is crucial to increasing the efficiency of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) facilities and infrastructure, enhancing livability for the scientists and employees at the sites, improving performance for the taxpayer, and supporting the communities in which we live and work.

OUR VISION: Federal Leadership in Sustainability and Resilience by DOE

OUR MISSION: To proactively lead DOE's sustainability efforts, collaborate with DOE programs and promote the cost-effective use of resources while monitoring the effectiveness of sustainability programs and initiatives.

Learn more about SPD


Sustainability Spotlight Newsletter
Latest Edition: December 2020 Newsletter
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2020 DOE Sustainability Award Winners
The SPD recognized 13 teams and 6 individuals for 2020
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The Latest On DOE's Sustainability!
A summary of DOE's sustainability performance for 2019
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Earth Day 2020 - 50th Anniversary Celebration
U.S. Department of Energy's 50th Anniversary Earth Day Activities.
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Training Opportunities

  • Developing and Prioritizing Resilience Solutions Within the Technical Resilience Navigator (TRN):
    • This webinar on January 13, 2021 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. EST will demonstrate how FEMP's TRN tool can model and prioritize resilience solutions based on risk reduction and other site-determined criteria.
  • Taking Advantage of Demand Response and Time-Variable Pricing Offerings: 
    • This webinar on January 14, 2021 from 1-3 p.m. EST will discuss how participants can take advantage of demand response programs and time-variable pricing offerings to save money using their load flexibility.
  • eProject Builder (ePB) Demonstration (Introductory): 
    • These demonstrations on January 14, January 26, and February 11, 2021 from 1-2:30 p.m. EST will introduce energy service companies, their customers, and other interested parties to ePB, covering the benefits of using ePB, project workflow, a walk-through of the data template, and a live demonstration.
  • Advanced EV Site Assessment and Operations: 
    • The fourth session of this webinar series on January 20, 2021 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. EST will introduce the basics of EV technology and financial considerations important for agencies considering fleet electrification. 
  • Advanced Measurement & Verification for ESPC: 
    • This webinar on February 18, 2021 from 1-4:30 p.m. EST will provide an overview of M&V as required by DOE IDIQ energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) and how to choose the appropriate level of M&V depending on site or facility needs and requirements. 
  • Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Training Program: 
    • This program will prepare attendees to perform accurate energy assessments of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, and information technology (IT) systems in data centers.
      • ​​February 15, February 18 - February 19, 2021 (Generalist + HVAC Specialist)
      • February 22, 2021 (IT Specialist)
      • March 16 - March 18, 2021 (Generalist + HVAC Specialist)
      • March 19, 2021 (IT Specialist)
  • ESPC Comprehensive Training:
    • This training on April 6 – April 8, 2021 from 1-4:30 p.m. EST will offer a basic introduction to the DOE IDIQ contracts and how to get started with an ESPC project at your site.
  • Federal Environmental Symposium Training
    • Environmental Compliance
      • This webinar on January 27, 2021 from 12:30-4 p.m. EST will feature Ask the Inspector presentations concerning CAA, TSCA – Lead-based Paint, RCRA Hazardous Waste, and CWA – NPDES.
    • Energy & Water Efficiency
      • This webinar on February 17, 2021 from 12:30-4 p.m. EST will feature several presentations from federal government professionals.
    • Sustainability
      • This webinar on April 22, 2021 from 12:30-4 p.m. EST will feature several presentations from federal government sustainability professionals. Join us as we expand upon topics covered in the last Symposium including, but not limited to, climate resiliency, electric vehicle infrastructure, renewable energy, sustainable purchasing and more!  
    • Environmental Management Systems
      • This webinar on July 28, 2021 from 12:30-4 p.m. EST will feature several presentations offered during the last Symposium to review of the EMS process; specific EMS elements and Significant Aspects connected to the mission.
  • Browse free sustainability training opportunities from FEMP, sustainable procurement training from GEC, and BioPreferred training from USDA.

Visit the Whole Buildings Design Guide for pre-recorded webinars on a wide variety of topics from renewable energy, fleet management, commissioning, water systems and much more!