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.

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We want to help improve your energy consumption, learn more about DOE's 50001 Ready Program.


The Latest On DOE's Sustainability!
A quick summary of DOE's performance in sustainability for 2019.
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Sustainability Spotlight Newsletter
Latest Edition: December 2019 Newsletter
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Training Opportunities

  • LEED for New Construction and Existing Buildings training:
    • March 16th – 18th, 2020 in Richland, WA. 
    • Log into the Learning Nucleus to register (Feds only).
  • FedFleet: January 28th- 30th, 2020 in Washington, DC
  • Smart Labs Workshop: January 29th, 2020 in Irvine, California
  • Browse training opportunities from FEMP

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!


ANL Integrates Sustainability into their Project Management Process
October 4, 2017
ANL is implementing infrastructure projects using a new project management process that incorporates sustainability reviews into the planning stage.
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FEMP Offers New Course about On-Site Renewable Energy Project Implementation
September 11, 2017
The Federal Energy Management Program released Renewable Energy On-Site Project Implementation Process, a new accredited, on-demand training course.
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FEMP Offers New Training Course on O&M for Optimal PV Performance
June 15, 2017
The Federal Energy Management Program presents Operations and Maintenance for Optimal Photovoltaic System Performance, a new training course.
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FEMP Hosts First Thursday Update on Utility Green Tariff Programs
March 29, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Utility Green Tariff Programs, a new First Thursday Update webi...
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FEMP First Thursday Update Covers Tools Supporting Energy Performance Contracting
February 27, 2017
The Federal Energy Management Program will present Energy Performance Contracting: Tools for Success, a First Thursday Update webinar.
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DOE's Vulnerability Screening Guidance Published
January 18, 2017

The Sustainability Performance Office is pleased to announce the release of the final guidance on climate vulnerability screenings.

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FEMP Issues AFFECT 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement
November 22, 2016

On November 22, 2016, FEMP issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy...

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DOE’s Sustainability Performance Office Announces the Deep Energy Retrofit Challenge
November 14, 2016

The Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) Challenge is an SPO initiative to incentivize DOE sites to upgrade their buildings to a higher standard of energy...

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FEMP First Thursday Seminar Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements
November 11, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Electric Vehicle Charging for Employee Vehicles and Agency ...
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SPO Takes a Rooftop Tour of Forrestal’s Solar Panels
October 27, 2016
Rooftop Tour of Forrestal's Solar Panels
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