Draft Guidance: Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities

December 15, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) announced availability of draft guidance for the implementation and follow-up of identified energy and water efficiency measures in covered facilities as required by Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. The draft guidance is available at:  

www.femp.energy.gov/pdfs/draft_EISA_project_guidance.pdf  

Draft Guidance for the Implementation and Follow-up of Identified Energy and Water Efficiency Measures in Covered Facilities provides guidance to Federal agencies pertaining to the implementation of energy and water efficiency measures identified and undertaken per EISA 2007 Section 432 and details how these activities fit into the comprehensive approach to Federal agency facility energy and water management. EISA 2007 Section 432 requires Federal agencies to:  

  • Conduct comprehensive energy and water evaluations
  • Implement identified efficiency measures
  • Follow-up on implemented efficiency measures
  • Deploy and use a Web-based tracking system for covered facilities energy use, evaluations, projects, follow-up, and analysis
  • Benchmark metered buildings that are, or are part of, covered facilities
  • Disclose Federal agency progress in evaluating covered facilities, project implementation, follow-up status, and benchmarked building performance implementation status  

The draft guidance was announced in the December 15, 2010, issue of the Federal Register (Volume 75, Number 240). FEMP is soliciting public comments until December 29, 2010. Respondents are encouraged to provide comments via e-mail at eisa-432-guidance@ee.doe.gov.