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Sustainable Buildings


The team evaluates and incorporates the requirements for sustainable buildings, as deemed appropriate for LM operations and approved by LM, as defined in:

  • Executive Order (EO) 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, and
  • DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability

The team advocates the use of sustainable building practices.


The team evaluates how to locate, design, construct, maintain, and operate its buildings and facilities in a resource-efficient, sustainable, and economically viable manner, consistent with its mission. The team provides a process to evaluate sustainable building practices for any new construction, major renovation, and existing capital asset buildings in accordance with the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings set forth in the 2006 Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding.

Key Expectations

  • Evaluate sustainable building progress.
  • Establish sustainable building baselines for LM sites.
  • Propose sustainable building and regional planning goals/targets.
  • Monitor and report sustainable building and regional planning performance.
  • Benchmark and track energy and water utilities.
  • Maintain/implement a plan that integrates sustainable building into LM activities.
  • Provide ongoing employee awareness training and media campaigns.
  • Provide an environmentally sound and comfortable workplace for employees.