Sustainability Performance Office

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.


Find out more on the 2019 Earth Day event at the DOE!


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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