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Sustainable Federal Buildings and Campuses

An air-intake structure outside this high-performance federal building lowers energy costs by taking in chilly night air to cool the building's data center.

An air-intake structure outside this high-performance federal building lowers energy costs by taking in chilly night air to cool the building's data center.

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides strategies, best practices, and resources to help agencies implement sustainable design practices within federal buildings and campuses.

By employing sustainable design practices, agencies can meet energy-efficiency requirements and benefit from:

  • Lower energy costs
  • Reduced operations and maintenance costs
  • Increased productivity of building occupants
  • Improved health and well-being of occupants
  • Reduced pollutants.

Get Started

Start implementing sustainable design practices by learning about:

Information about the Interagency Sustainability Working Group is also available.

What Success Looks Like

Photo of the the front of Aspinall Courthouse.Read a case study about a General Services Administration building that aligned historic preservation renovations with zero energy goals. Watch a video showcasing the Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory.