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FEMP Resources for Sustainable Buildings


FEMP resources for sustainable buildings offers many helpful resources about sustainable design and operations to Federal facility managers and other personnel.

FEMP is part of the US Department of Energy (DOE). With more than 350,000 buildings and 600,000 road vehicles, the federal government is the US’ largest energy consumer. Federal agencies have a tremendous opportunity and an obligation to reduce energy, water, and petroleum use, as well as greenhouse gas emissions in their operations. FEMP provides agencies with the information, tools, and assistance they need to meet and track their energy-related requirements and goals.

This particular branch of FEMP provides strategies, best practices, and resources to help federal agencies implement sustainable design practices within federal buildings and facilities.

FEMP also offers training opportunities about sustainable design and practices.

Resources include:

  • Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist
  • Building Cost and Performance Metrics: Data Collection Protocol
  • Whole Building Design Guide
  • US Green Building Council LEED® Rating System
  • Green Globes Rating System
  • High Performance Federal Buildings Database
  • Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities
  • Sustainability and Security
  • Office of the Federal Environmental Executive
  • Online Guide for Energy Management at Federal Data Centers
  • Sustainability CD

Access the FEMP resources for sustainable building.