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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.

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 April 29, 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.

December 9, 2014
DOE Releases Federal Building Metering Guidance

The guidance requires federal agencies to review, revise, and submit to FEMP its metering implementation plan within one year.

December 9, 2014
Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

The Energy Department today recognized 25 winners across the federal government as recipients of the 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.

December 2, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the Buildings of the Future Research Project, O&M Best Practices for Small PV Systems, 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.

November 19, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind, Overview of Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program, 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.

November 18, 2014
FEMP Launches New Training Search Tool

FEMP recently launched the FEMP Training Search, a Web tool that lists free training opportunities to help agencies meet Federal energy, water, and sustainability laws and requirements.

November 17, 2014
FEMP Publishes Aspinall Courthouse Case Study

This case study documents the effort of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to take the unprecedented step of renovating a historic Federal building to accomplish twin goals of net zero energy use and faithful historic preservation.

November 6, 2014
The FEMP half of the award-winning GreenGov Presidential Green Dream Team. Pictured left to right: Brad Gustafson, Mark Reichhardt, David Boomsma, Sarah Jensen, and FEMP Director Tim Unruh. DOT team members (not pictured) include Nancy Henry, Hetal Jain, Brent Kurapatskie, Steve Renzi, and Eugene Tumblin.
FEMP and Department of Transportation Partnership Wins GreenGov Award

Members of FEMP's staff were recognized with a GreenGov Presidential Green Team Award for work done in partnership with the Department of Transportation.

November 4, 2014
FEMP Offers New Training on Photovoltaic Operations and Maintenance Best Practices

FEMP will present O&M Best Practices for Small Scale PV Systems, a live First Thursday Seminar on December 4, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

October 29, 2014
Deadline to Review Draft M&V Guidelines Extended to December 1

FEMP is extending its request for public comment on the draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version 4.0).

October 21, 2014
Energy Department and GSA Assist in Capital Solar Challenge Industry Day

The Energy Department and GSA are charged with assisting agencies in leading the Capital Solar Challenge with the goal of developing solar renewable power on Federal sites.

October 10, 2014
Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design.

September 22, 2014
Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

The Energy Department today announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

September 19, 2014
Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military and private sector.

August 28, 2014
FEMP Offers Training on the Five Phases to Success for ESPCs

FEMP presents its latest e-Training core course, ESPCs: Five Phases to Success. This online class provides an introduction to the fundamentals of an energy savings performance contract.