Sustainable Federal Buildings

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.

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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;