Federal Laws and Requirements Search

The Federal Energy Management Program provides information about laws and requirements for Federal agencies. To find energy management requirements, choose a topic or review the Guiding Principles.

Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions were issued by the Council of Enviornmental Quality on December 23, 2020.

Guiding Principles are used by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to score Federal agencies' progress and compliance within the "Green Buildings" category on annual agency OMB Sustainability/Energy Scorecards.

E.O. 13834

Signed on May 17, 2018, Executive Order (E.O) 13834 Efficient Federal Operations directs federal agencies to manage buildings, vehicles, and operations to optimize energy and environmental performance, reduce waste, and cut costs.

Read the implementing instructions for E.O. 13834.