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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) publishes news about training opportunities, new documents and online tools, award winners, events, and more.

January 27, 2016
Energy Department Investment Drives Clean Energy Innovation at Federal Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $2.85 million in funding for four projects that will advance the development of renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government.

January 7, 2016
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FEMP First Thursday Update Covers Updates to 2016 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards Criteria

The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present a new First Thursday Update webinar on February 4, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 2016 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards Updates.

December 17, 2015
Federal Government Awards Multi-Agency Solar Power Purchase in California, Nevada

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Forest Service, awarded a contract for the federal government’s first-ever joint solar power procurement in California and Nevada.

December 17, 2015
GSA Awards Contract to Bring 3 Megawatts of Solar to Federal Buildings in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a contract to WGL for the construction of rooftop photovoltaic arrays that will bring approximately 3 megawatts of solar energy across 18 federal buildings in Washington, D.C.

December 7, 2015
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FEMP First Thursday Update Covers Strategies for Renewable Energy Deployment

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Strategic Portfolio Planning for Renewable Energy Deployment: REopt, a new First Thursday Update webinar on January 7, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

November 6, 2015
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FEMP First Thursday Seminar Covers Executive Order 13693 Updates

This seminar will provide learners with a comprehensive update on Executive Order (E.O.) 13693 provisions related to energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions, electronic stewardship, sustainable purchasing, recycling and waste reduction, and environmental management.

October 19, 2015
Department of Energy Announces Winners of 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently recognized 32 winners across the federal government as recipients of the 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. These annual awards recognize exceptional efforts made to improve the nation’s energy, water, aviation and vehicle fleet efficiency within the federal government.

October 12, 2015
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FEMP Releases New Water Management Course and Series

This course provides learners with a concise introduction to comprehensive water management in key topic areas, including basic water management terminology, the history of federal water mandates, Executive Order 13693 provisions, best practices associated with comprehensive water management, and proven water conservation financing mechanisms and strategies.

September 29, 2015
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New Online Tools Showcase Efficient Technologies and Deployment Case Studies

The new efficient technologies and products search tool and case studies map offer easily accessible technical information specifically geared towards federal agencies. The tools are intended to help federal staff make informed decisions about technologies and products that meet facility needs, as well as agency sustainability goals and mandates.

September 28, 2015
FEMP Releases Three Updated Covered Product Categories

By procuring and properly installing efficient products, agencies can meet their requirements, lower energy and water consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money. To help buyers meet these requirements, FEMP has updated three covered product category pages.

September 24, 2015
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FEMP Launches New Training Certificate Series

Developed in association with FEMP's technical leads, each training certificate series provides a pathway for energy management professionals to enhance their careers through relevant, skills-based online training.

September 14, 2015
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FEMP Releases New Training Course on Energy Conservation Measures in ESPCs

This course provides experienced energy savings performance contract (ESPC) practitioners with insight into gaining additional savings from ESPC projects.

June 15, 2015
GSA Issues New Request for Proposals to Bring 3 Megawatts of Solar to Federal Buildings in Washington, D.C.

On June 9, 2015, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the procurement of electricity produced by solar photovoltaic arrays to be constructed by the selected bidder that will bring approximately 3 megawatts of solar energy across 18 federal buildings in Washington, D.C.

May 18, 2015
FEMP Offers New Training on Energy Management Basics

The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present a live training course on June 24, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time on Energy Management Basic Training: Tools and Resources for Results. This course provides federal personnel with a concise overview of federal energy management, and the most current tools and resources for success.

March 30, 2015
FEMP Offers Training on Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

This refreshed eTraining core course provides federal energy and facility managers and contracting officers with up-to-date knowledge and best practices for developing an on-site renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) on a federal site and includes current definitions, references, and guidance to help launch or accelerate a PPA project.

March 24, 2015
DOE Issues ESPC IDIQ Solicitation: Deadline for Response Extended to May 13, 2015

DOE today released a request for proposals (RFP) solicitation for the implementation of energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) at U.S. federal government sites worldwide.

March 19, 2015
White House Announces New Executive Order To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Federal Government

The White House today announced that President Obama will issue a new executive order that will cut the federal government's greenhouse gas emissions 40% over the next decade (from 2008 levels) and increase the share of electricity the federal government consumes from renewable sources to 30%.

March 11, 2015
FEMP Releases 10 Updated Covered Product Categories

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

March 9, 2015
FEMP 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement

On March 6, 2015, FEMP issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT), Fiscal Year 2015.

March 4, 2015
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMP Partner to Drive Down Federal Energy Costs

The USACE and FEMP developed a partnership to help drive down the federal government's energy costs through the government-wide adoption of performance contracting processes.

March 2, 2015
FEMP Presents Latest Training Course on Advanced Energy Savings Performance Contracting

In this course, FEMP Technical Lead Kurmit Rockwell offers in-depth instruction on energy savings performance contracting (ESPC), including primary concepts, timelines, authorizing legislation, and stakeholder roles and responsibilities, and discusses key documents and processes related to the five phases of the ESPC development process.

February 19, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's FY2016 Budget Request, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

January 21, 2015
FEMP Offers New Training Series on Renewable Energy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on Renewable Energy Technology Applications for federal sites.

December 29, 2014
FEMP Offers Updated Training on the Guiding Principles for High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings.

December 16, 2014
New Energy Performance Database Being Used to Speed Energy Savings

The Technology Performance Exchange™ allows technology manufacturers, evaluators, utilities, consumers, modelers, and researchers to share energy performance data for building-related products.