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:
Operations: Offering agencies guidance on facility and fleet compliance and reporting, collecting and publishing annual performance data, providing information on awards, and convening interagency working groups
Technology Services: Providing support for and assistance with energy- and water-efficient products, fleet management, technology deployment, renewable energy, sustainable buildings, and water use reduction.
What We've Accomplished
Since 1975, the federal government has decreased the energy intensity of its buildings by more than 45%. See federal comprehensive annual energy performance data.
Read about the FEMP technical assistance projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.