New construction and major modernization projects larger than 25,000 GSF entering the planning stage after September 30, 2021, will be designed and constructed to leading sustainable design standards. At a minimum, these construction projects must meet the sustainable design requirements as defined by CEQ's Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings wherever technically feasible and practicable.
Sec. 205. Achieving Net-Zero Emissions Buildings, Campuses, and Installations.
(c) To reduce scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, as defined by the Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance, to achieve net-zero emissions buildings, agencies shall:
(iii) implement CEQ’s Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings in building design, construction, and operation of all new Federal buildings and renovated existing buildings;