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Energy- and Water-Efficient Products

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides resources and tools to help agencies purchase energy- and water-efficient products.

Five legal authorities require agencies to use energy-efficient products: the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Executive Order (E.O.) 13693, and E.O. 13221. Browse energy-efficient product purchasing requirements, or read the history of federal efficient product procurement.

By procuring and properly installing efficient products, agencies can meet their requirements, lower energy and water consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money.

STEP BY STEP

To start identifying and procuring energy- and water-efficient products, follow these steps.

  1. Read about how to buy efficient products for the federal government.
  2. Find products covered by energy and water efficiency programs.
  3. Learn about low standby power products.
  4. Calculate energy and cost savings of efficient products.
  5. Get contract language for product purchases.

Federal Buyers and Specifiers

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Manufacturers and Vendors

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