Sustainability is crucial to making the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) facilities and infrastructure better and more livable for the scientists and workers at the sites, improving performance for the taxpayer, and enhancing the communities in which we live and work.

In the Sustainability Performance Office (SPO), we see our role as assisting the DOE programs to achieve their missions by freeing up resources. This allows the programs to reduce waste and excess expenditure on energy, water and emissions; and improve the productivity of the commodities DOE purchases, facilities, and processes. By focusing on mission needs, the SPO assists the programs in finding ways to help the Department meet its sustainability goals as outlined in the statutory and regulatory requirements for all federal agencies.


OMB Scorecards Released
DOE's sustainability achievements for FY 2016 are highlighted by the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) scorecard on sustainability/energy.
November 20, 2017
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FEMP Offers New Course about On-Site Renewable Energy Project Implementation
The Federal Energy Management Program released Renewable Energy On-Site Project Implementation Process, a new accredited, on-demand training course.
September 11, 2017
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FEMP Offers New eTraining Course on O&M for Optimal PV Performance
The Federal Energy Management Program presents Operations and Maintenance for Optimal Photovoltaic System Performance, a new eTraining core course.
June 15, 2017
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FEMP Releases Advanced Metering Systems Training Series
The training series provides guidance for turning information from metered data into operational, cost-saving best practices. Course instruction de...
April 18, 2017
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FEMP Hosts First Thursday Update on Utility Green Tariff Programs
March 29, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Utility Green Tariff Programs, a new First Thursday Update...

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FEMP Offers Certificate Series on Advanced Lighting Systems
The Federal Energy Management Program presents Advanced Lighting Systems, a new FEMP Certificate Series.
February 28, 2017
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FEMP First Thursday Update Covers Tools Supporting Energy Performance Contracting
The Federal Energy Management Program will present Energy Performance Contracting: Tools for Success, a First Thursday Update webinar.
February 27, 2017
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DOE's Vulnerability Screening Guidance Published
January 18, 2017

The Sustainability Performance Office is pleased to announce the release of the final guidance on climate vulnerability screenings.

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FEMP Offers Training Series on the 2016 Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
This five-course online Certificate Series provides detailed guidance on the six individual Guiding Principles.
December 19, 2016
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FEMP Offers New Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency
The Federal Energy Management Program presents new a FEMP Certificate Series on Data Center Energy Efficiency.
December 5, 2016
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