New Executive Order High Performance Buildings in Federal / Government Sector – October 2009 –


New executive order issued to promote high performance building management in the Federal sector.

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY, AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

Executive Order High Performance Buildings Federal Sector October 2009

(Partial summary from the High Performace Buildings Executuve Order) It is therefore the policy of the United States that Federal agencies shall increase energy efficiency; measure, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from direct and indirect activities; conserve and protect water resources through efficiency, reuse, and stormwater management; eliminate waste, recycle, and prevent pollution; leverage agency acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies and environmentally preferable materials, products, and services; design, construct, maintain, and operate high performance sustainable buildings in sustainable locations; strengthen the vitality and livability of the communities in which Federal facilities are located; and inform Federal employees about and involve them in the achievement of these goals.

It is further the policy of the United States that to achieve these goals and support their respective missions, agencies shall prioritize actions based on a full accounting of both economic and social benefits and costs and shall drive continuous improvement by annually evaluating performance, extending or expanding projects that have net benefits, and reassessing or discontinuing under-performing projects.

Finally, it is also the policy of the United States that agencies’ efforts and outcomes in implementing this order shall be transparent and that agencies shall therefore disclose results associated with the actions taken pursuant to this order on publicly available Federal websites.

One thought on “New Executive Order High Performance Buildings in Federal / Government Sector – October 2009 –

  1. I have been working on a model for multi-residential buildings in Toronto based on how much energy (gas and electricity) and water they should use and how much garbage they should produce.

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