Section 548(a) of National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NEPCA) (42 U.S.C. 8258(a)) requires each Federal agency to submit to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) an annual report describing activities to meet the energy management requirements of Section 543 of NECPA (42 U.S.C. 8253). Information and data collected from agencies will be used to assess agency performance toward mandated goals on agency Energy/Sustainability Scorecards and to draft DOE's Annual Report to Congress on Federal Government Energy Management.
Annual GHG and Sustainability Data Report for FY 2014 Reporting
The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Annual GHG and Sustainability Data Report, version 5.2 is to be used by top-tier Federal departments and agencies for comprehensive reporting of fiscal year (FY) 2014 energy, costs, square footage, and associated operational data.
The data report is a Microsoft Excel workbook collecting agency-aggregated data necessary for calculating scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the commonly used, native units of energy consumption and fugitive emissions, as well as activity data for estimating scope 3 indirect emissions. It provides users with the summation of their calculated emissions, as well as the performance results for other energy/sustainability goals.
Also available is the Full Service Leased Space Data Report for voluntary reporting of scope 3 emissions from fully serviced leased space where the agency does not purchase energy directly.
Any revisions to FY 2008 through FY 2011 data must be submitted in the appropriate prior year data report. This is because prior years used the sixth and seventh editions of eGRID factors for electricity emissions embedded in those workbooks. FY 2012 and FY 2013 data reports used the eGRID eighth edition factors. If you plan to revise prior year data, be sure to request from FEMP the data reports of record for your agency.
Reporting Guidance for Federal Agency Annual Report on Energy
To streamline reporting requirements, FEMP incorporated the annual energy management data report data collection spreadsheet (which was last used in FY 2009) into the FEMP Annual GHG and Sustainability Data Report. However, there is still additional narrative information required from agencies for their annual energy management that is not captured in the data report workbook. The Reporting Guidance for Federal Agency Annual Report on Energy provides the template for submitting the required narrative information for their annual energy reports.
Other Related Guidance
- Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of NECPA
- Renewable Energy Requirement Guidance for EPAct 2005 and E.O. 13423
- White House Council on Environmental Quality's Guidance for Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Inventories
Contact Chris Tremper at 202-586-7632 with questions about facility reporting requirements and guidance.