Have Federal Buildings Found All Possible Energy Efficiency?

Have Federal Buildings Found All Possible Energy Efficiency?

Federal buildings are struggling to keep pace with their energy reduction goals, according to an article in E&E. In March President Obama signed an Executive Order calling for federal agencies to reduce energy use in federal buildings by 2.5 percent per year, from a 2015 baseline, … Read more…

Medical Center Raises Energy Star Score from 21 to 70

Medical Center Raises Energy Star Score from 21 to 70

An energy efficiency retrofit completed at Arnot Ogden Medical Center (AOMC) in Elmira, New York, will deliver nearly $9 million in energy and operational savings over the next 20 years and save the 256-bed facility an estimated $14.5 million in energy and operating costs over … Read more…

Historic Courthouse Gets Net-Zero Retrofit

Historic Courthouse Gets Net-Zero Retrofit

The US General Services Administration (GSA) is aggressively pursuing avenues to eliminate the Federal government’s impacts on the natural environment. To prove that net-zero energy goals can be achieved in a historic building with a bevy of preservation requirements, GSA completed a deep retrofit at … Read more…

DOE Pre-Qualifies Southland Energy

Southland Energy has been approved by the US Department of Energy as a qualified energy service company. For federal agencies that are looking to reduce energy costs and meet renewable goals, this certification means they may now directly engage Southland Energy to perform energy services … Read more…

Smaller Federal Facilities Install Solar, HVAC via FEMP

Smaller Federal Facilities Install Solar, HVAC via FEMP

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is expanding its Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE program to include two new energy conservation measures: solar photovoltaic and simple one-for-one HVAC system replacement (small building systems). This expansion will allow small, federal facilities the opportunity to further … Read more…

Federal Energy Management Program 101

Federal Energy Management Program 101

The DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) assists federal agencies with energy legislation and regulations, and helps them build and retrofit high-performance buildings and procure energy-efficient products and renewable energy.

The federal government is the nation’s largest energy consumer, and the FEMP gives federal agencies the tools to help them achieve their mandated energy, GHG and water goals. It analyzes federal energy rules to help agencies comply with them, and provides technical assistance to agencies introducing new energy-efficient technologies.

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