Sustainability is crucial to making the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) facilities and infrastructure better and more livable for the scientists and workers at the sites, improving performance for the taxpayer, and enhancing the communities in which we live and work.

In the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO), we see our role as assisting the DOE programs to achieve their missions by freeing up resources. This allows the programs to reduce waste and excess expenditure on energy, water and emissions; and improve the productivity of the commodities DOE purchases, facilities, and processes. By focusing on mission needs, the SPO assists the programs in finding ways to help the Department meet its sustainability goals as outlined in the statutory and regulatory requirements for all federal agencies.

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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 eTraining 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 eTraining core course.
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FEMP Releases Advanced Metering Systems Training Series
April 18, 2017
The training series provides guidance for turning information from metered data into operational, cost-saving best practices. Course instruction de...
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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 Offers Certificate Series on Advanced Lighting Systems
February 28, 2017
The Federal Energy Management Program presents Advanced Lighting Systems, a new FEMP Certificate Series.
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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 Offers Training Series on the 2016 Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
December 19, 2016
This five-course online Certificate Series provides detailed guidance on the six individual Guiding Principles.
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FEMP Offers New Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency
December 5, 2016
The Federal Energy Management Program presents new a FEMP Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency.
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