Energy and Water Management Requirement for Federal Agencies

Agencies are required to install all life cycle cost-effective energy and water conservation measures in owned buildings to the maximum extent practicable, as soon as practicable after October 1, 2022.

Agencies are then required to report non-compliance to Congress every two years, beginning January 1, 2022.

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(b)Energy and water management requirement for Federal agencies

(1)In general.—Each agency shall—

(A)not later than October 1, 2022, to the maximum extent practicable, begin installing in Federal buildings owned by the United States all energy and water conservation measures determined by the Secretary to be life cycle cost-effective (as defined in subsection (f)(1)); and

(B)complete the installation described in subparagraph (A) as soon as practicable after the date referred to in that subparagraph.

(2)Explanation of noncompliance.—

(A)In general.—

If an agency fails to comply with paragraph (1), the agency shall submit to the Secretary, using guidelines developed by the Secretary, an explanation of the reasons for the failure.

(B)Report to Congress.—

Not later than January 1, 2022, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that describes any noncompliance by an agency with the requirements of paragraph (1).

(3)This subsection shall not apply to an agency’s facilities that generate or transmit electric energy or to the uranium enrichment facilities operated by the Department of Energy.

(4)An agency may participate in the Environmental Protection Agency's "Green Lights" program for purposes of receiving technical assistance in complying with the requirements of this section.