The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recently updated energy-efficiency requirements for Federal procurement of commercial boilers, water-cooled ice machines, and industrial (high/low bay) luminaires, and established new efficiency requirements for suspended luminaires.
Personnel involved in procurement for any of these four product categories should follow the links above to review the updated and new efficiency requirements on the FEMP website, and then include the efficiency requirements in the technical specifications for any procurement actions. Federal agencies are required by law to procure only products that meet or exceed the FEMP-designated level of efficiency.
Vendors supplying products within these four product categories should follow the links above to review the updated and new efficiency requirements on the FEMP website, and then update the FEMP-designated status of the products they supply in GSA Advantage, DOD EMALL, and other Federal e-commerce sites. Only products that meet the efficiency requirements should be labeled as FEMP-designated.
FEMP updates efficiency requirements for product categories periodically – approximately every two years – to fulfill its mandate of identifying the efficiency level of the top 25% of products in a given product category. FEMP is also mandated to identify new product categories for which establishing efficiency requirements would result in significant energy savings to the Federal Government. Visit FEMP's Energy-Efficient Product Procurement Web section to learn more.