How To Buy Energy- and Water-Efficient Products for the Federal Government

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The requirement to buy energy- and water-efficient products applies to federal purchases made through any procurement pathway (e.g., purchase cards, e-retailers, and solicitations) and to a wide variety of federal projects. The Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP's) Buy Energy-Efficient Products buyer overview fact sheet and Contracting for Efficiency best practices guide for product procurement are designed to support federal buyers in the purchase of energy- and water-efficient products.

FEMP Buy Energy-Efficient Products Fact Sheet

FEMP's Buy Energy-Efficient Products buyer overview fact sheet is a quick, two-page reference document that includes information about meeting purchasing requirements, writing compliant contracts, and determining if a product is compliant with requirements.

FEMP Contracting for Efficiency Best Practices Guide

FEMP's Contracting for Efficiency best practices guide is an in-depth, step-by-step guide for incorporating efficiency requirements into solicitations. It covers a wide range of service and product solicitation types including information technology (IT) and electronics, appliances, lighting replacements, building renovation, design/build, operations and maintenance, food services, and laundry services. Each project type includes information on relevant covered product categories, a checklist for writing effective solicitations, and model contract language.