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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.

December 8, 2016
Energy Department Accelerates Clean Energy Advancement at Federal Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $3 million in funding for three projects to speed the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government.

December 7, 2016
Energy Department Announces Winners of 2016 Federal Energy & Water Management Awards

The Energy Department today recognized 30 winners across the federal government with the 2016 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.

December 5, 2016
FEMP Offers New Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents new a FEMP Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency.

November 22, 2016
FEMP Issues AFFECT 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement

On November 22, 2016, FEMP issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017.

November 11, 2016
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FEMP First Thursday Seminar Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Electric Vehicle Charging for Employee Vehicles and Agency Fleets, a new First Thursday Seminar on January 5, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

October 5, 2016
DOE Announces $30 Million Investment in Hydrogen and Fuel Cells as Industry Continues Unprecedented Growth Rates

In commemoration  of National Hydrogen Day, aptly chosen for the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008), the Energy Department (DOE) released a new report today showing continued momentum and growth in the fuel cell industry. The 2015 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report shows that hydrogen and fuel cells continue to grow at an unprecedented rate, with more than 60,000 fuel cells, totaling roughly 300 megawatts (MW), shipped worldwide in 2015. The number of MW shipped grew by more than 65% compared to 2014.

October 4, 2016
Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement "Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017"

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled "Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017."

September 28, 2016
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Secretary Moniz Releases Report Showing the Cost Reductions and Rapid Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

Report details the economic and environmental benefits our nation is already starting to realize thanks to the increased deployment.

September 27, 2016
Better Buildings Initiative Expanding to Increase Efficiency of U.S. Laboratories

As part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, today the U.S. Department of Energy is launching the Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator to advance energy efficiency in laboratory buildings owned and operated by universities, corporations, national laboratories, hospitals, and federal agencies.

September 22, 2016
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White House Releases Presidential Memorandum on Climate Change and National Security

On September 21, 2016, President Obama addressed the threat of climate change by signing a Presidential Memorandum requiring the federal government to fully consider the impacts of climate change in the development and implementation of all national security policies and plans.

September 1, 2016
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Winner Announced for FEMP JUMP Call for Innovation

At the Energy Exchange 2016 earlier this month, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winner of the FEMP JUMP technology challenge to identify underutilized new or recently-commercialized building technology solutions. Retrofit Originality Incorporated was selected for their high efficiency dehumidification system (HEDS) proposal, which outlined a unique, innovative, and potentially impactful technology for both the federal and private sectors.

August 17, 2016
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FEMP Offers New eTraining on Federal Energy-Efficient Procurement

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents Contracting for Efficiency, a new eTraining core course.

July 20, 2016
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FEMP Debuts New eTraining on Sustainable Acquisition for Federal Agencies

This online course was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Sustainability Support to provide staff involved in specifying and purchasing with a thorough introduction to compliance requirements, processes, and tools for procuring sustainable products and services. Learners receive specific guidance about how to meet executive order and Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements and how sustainable acquisition benefits their agencies and communities and the environment.

July 6, 2016
FEMP First Thursday Update Covers Fiscal Year 2015 Government Performance Toward Energy and Sustainability Goals

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Fiscal Year 2015 Government Performance Toward Energy and Sustainability Goals, a new First Thursday Update on August 4, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

May 25, 2016
Federal Energy Management Program Issues 2016 AFFECT Funding Opportunity Announcement

On May 26, 2016, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2016.

May 5, 2016
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First Thursday Seminar to Feature Roundtable of Federal Leaders

The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Federal Thought Leaders Roundtable, a First Thursday Seminar scheduled for June 2, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

April 6, 2016
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FEMP First Thursday Update Provides Details about the 2016 Energy Exchange Training and Trade Show

This First Thursday Update will provide news about the 2016 Energy Exchange, which will be held on August 9-11, 2016, in Providence, Rhode Island. The broadcast will provide the latest information on registration, learning tracks, session topics, session speakers, plenary sessions, workshops, continuing education units (CEUs), and logistics.

March 31, 2016
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Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement "Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2016"

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled "Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2016" this April or May.

March 17, 2016
Federal Energy Management Program Director Dr. Timothy Unruh presents to attendees at the 2015 Energy Exchange in Phoenix, Arizona.
Registration Now Open for Energy Exchange 2016

Registration is now open for the Energy Exchange, which is scheduled for August 9-11, 2016, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

March 8, 2016
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Council on Environmental Quality Issues 2016 Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on February 26, 2016, issued the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions and Determining Compliance with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings.

March 2, 2016
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FEMP First Thursday Seminar Covers Data Center Efficiency Best Practices

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices, a new First Thursday Seminar, on April 7, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

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.