Federal High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
The Federal Government is the nation's single largest landlord and energy consumer, operating more than 500,000 facilities comprising more than 3 billion square feet. Historically, approximately $30 billion is spent annually on acquiring or substantially renovating Federal facilities, and about $7 billion is spent on energy for Federal facilities. Almost $200 billion is spent on personnel compensation and benefits for civilian employees. This footprint represents an enormous opportunity to transfer sustainable technologies and practices on a large scale, thereby helping to transform the marketplace and create a more healthy work environment.
This section provides the key information needed by Federal personnel to meet high performance and sustainable building (HPSB) requirements including:
*NOTE: On March 19, 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade. E.O. 13693 supersedes E.O. 13423 and E.O. 13514 in authority.