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About the Federal Energy Management Program

With more than 350,000 buildings and 600,000 road vehicles, the federal government is our nation’s 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. Directed by Dr. Timothy Unruh, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides agencies with the information, tools, and assistance they need to meet and track their energy-related requirements and goals.

What We Do

FEMP works with key individuals to accomplish energy change within organizations. It brings expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to enable federal agencies to meet energy-related goals and to provide energy leadership. FEMP accomplishes this through:

What We've Accomplished

Historical Energy Intensity chart thumbnail.Since 1975, the federal government has decreased the energy intensity of its buildings by more than 45%. See federal comprehensive annual energy performance data.

Recovery Act

Read about the FEMP technical assistance projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.