U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal Energy Management Program

Publications - Ordered by Topic

FEMP provides numerous publications and resources to assist Federal agencies in energy management initiatives. Below are a select group of these resources organized by category. For additional resources, please browse the full FEMP Web site.

The following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Adobe Reader.

Annual Reports

Publication Format
Annual Report to Congress on Federal Government Energy Management and Conservation Programs Fiscal Year 2006
Provides information on energy consumption in federal buildings, operations, and vehicles and equipment, and documents activities conducted by federal agencies during fiscal year 2006.
(PDF 1.2 MB)
Annual Report to Congress on Federal Government Energy Management and Conservation Programs Fiscal Year 2005
Provides information on energy consumption in federal buildings, operations, and vehicles and equipment, and documents activities conducted by federal agencies during fiscal year 2005.
(PDF 2.6 MB)
Federal Fleet Compliance with EPACT and E.O. 13423: Fiscal Year 2007
Summarizes Federal fleet compliance activity for EPAct and E.O. 13423 in fiscal year 2007.
(PDF 281 KB)
Federal Fleet Compliance with EPACT and E.O. 13149: Fiscal Year 2006
Summarizes Federal fleet compliance activity for EPAct and E.O. 13149 in fiscal year 2006.
(PDF 370 KB)
Federal Fleet Compliance with EPACT and E.O. 13149: Fiscal Year 2005
Summarizes Federal fleet compliance activity for EPAct and E.O. 13149 in fiscal year 2005.
(PDF 296 KB)
Additional annual reports are available in the Laws and Regulations section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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Distributed Energy Resources/ Combined Heat and Power

Publication Format
CHP Potential at Federal Sites
FEMP completed a market assessment of the potential for CHP applications at federal facilities and the associated costs and benefits including energy and emissions savings.
(PDF 353 KB)
Distributed Energy Resources at Federal Facilities
Technical assistance on using distributed energy resources to help meet increased demand and improve reliability of power generation systems.
(PDF 260 KB)
Dual-Fuel Combustion Turbine Provides Reliable Power to U.S. Navy Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut
Looks at the turbine installed at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base New London.
(PDF 322 KB)
Energy Efficiency Improvements Through the Use of Combined Heat and Power in Buildings
Looks at integrating proven technologies to maximize the use of recoverable thermal energy.
(PDF 973 KB)
Environmental Siting of Distributed Energy Resources
Fact sheet describing environmental siting and approval requirements for DER systems.
(PDF 507 KB)
FEMP CHP Program Overview
Provides information on how FEMP can assist with combined heat and power projects.
(PDF 1.3 MB)
Photovoltaic DER System Could Save USPS $25,000 per Year in Marina del Ray, California
Demonstrates how to save energy, money, and the environment by adding a solar electric system as a distributed energy resource to reduce peak demand.
(PDF 326 KB)
Summary of Testing Microturbine and CHP System
Summarizes the results of a series of CHP system tests performed at the ORNL CHP Integration Test Facility.
(PDF 1.2 MB)
Technologies for Distributed Energy Resources
Increases in electric power demand and the need for greater system reliability are driving the development and use of distributed power generation systems.
(PDF 365 KB)
Technology Installation Review - Fuel Cells in Backup Power Applications
Provides background on clean power generators, an alternative to conventional backup power sources.
(PDF 760 KB)
Technology Installation Review - Assessment of Packaged PEM Fuel Cell CHP Systems
Presents information on grid-connected, packaged fuel cell systems that provide clean, quiet, reliable heat and power.
(PDF 1.1 MB)
Using Distributed Energy Resources: A How-To Guide for Federal Facility Managers
Provides federal facility managers with information on using DER systems.
(PDF 422 KB)
Additional resources are available in the Distributed Energy Resources/Combined Heat and Power section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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Energy Awareness/Outreach for Federal Facilities

Publication Format
Creating an Energy Awareness Program: A Handbook for Federal Energy Managers
Focuses on how to develop a successful energy awareness program.
(PDF 3.8 MB)
Revised Handbook for Promoting Behavior-Based Energy Efficiency in Military Housing
Includes details on energy efficiency campaigns at military bases.
(PDF 2 MB)
Additional resources are available in the Outreach section of the FEMP Web site. View online
Materials Format
Earth Day
  • Poster
  • Bookmark
  • Magnet
  • Monitor Calendar
Call the EERE Information Center at 877-337-3463 to order
Energy Awareness Month
  • Poster
  • Door Hanger
  • Light Switch Cover
A Power Kit: Energy Awareness Resources on CD ROM

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Energy-Efficient Products

Publication Format
Selling Energy-Efficient Products to the Federal Government
Provides basic information about how to do business with the federal government.
(PDF 814 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Beverage Vending Machines
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of beverage vending machines.
(PDF 261 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Clothes Washers
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of clothes washers.
(PDF 199 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Commercial Boilers
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of commercial boilers.
(PDF 256 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Commercial Fryers
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of commercial fryers.
(PDF 272 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Commercial Steam Cookers
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of commercial steam cookers.
(PDF 272 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Compact Fluorescent Lamps
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of compact fluorescent lamps.
(PDF 268 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Electric Motors
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of electric motors.
(PDF 244 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Electric Water Heaters
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of electric water heaters.
(PDF 256 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Gas Water Heaters
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of gas water heaters.
(PDF 260 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Griddles
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of griddles.
(PDF 248 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Hot Food Holding Cabinets
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of hot food holding cabinets.
(PDF 268 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Lavatory Faucets
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of lavatory faucets.
(PDF 196 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Pre-Rinse Spray Valves
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of pre-rinse spray valves.
(PDF 203 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Residential Dishwashers
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of residential dishwashers.
(PDF 280 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Residential Freezers
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of residential freezers.
(PDF 284 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Residential Gas Furnaces
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of residential gas furnaces.
(PDF 251 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Residential Refrigerators
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of residential refrigerators.
(PDF 280 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Residential Windows, Doors & Skylights
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of residential windows, doors and skylights.
(PDF 260 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Room Air Conditioners
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of room air conditioners.
(PDF 280 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Showerheads
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of showerheads.
(PDF 192 KB)
FEMP Designated Product: Urinals
Describes performance requirements for federal purchases of urinals.
(PDF 192 KB)
Helping Agencies Buy Energy-Efficient Products
Describes requirements set forth by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Executive Order 13423 for agencies purchasing energy-efficient products.
(PDF 251 KB)
Additional resources are available in the Energy-Efficient Products section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Publication Format
DOE General Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) ESPC Contract
A generic contract for the latest Department of Energy (DOE) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) awards.
(PDF 1 MB)
DOE Super ESPC Delivery Order Guidelines
A step-by-step description of the delivery order process and guidance for government organizations developing DOE's Super ESPC projects.
(PDF 995 KB)
Measurement and Verification (M&V) Guideline for Federal Energy Projects, Version 3.0
Provides guidelines and methods for measuring and verifying the savings associated with federal agency performance contracts.
(PDF 2.5 MB)
Practical Guide to Savings and Payments in Super ESPC Delivery Orders
Provides the knowledge, tools, perspective, and benefit of others' experience to enable agencies to structure legal, feasible, and successful Super ESPC projects.
(PDF 668 KB)
Program Overview: ESPC
Provides an overview on how to utilize ESPC to meet energy reduction goals.
(PDF 169 KB)
Savings and Performance Guarantees That Work for You
Explains how agencies can optimize the value of their projects by taking advantage of the broad latitude in ESPC contracts to fine-tune the cost savings and performance guarantee.
(PDF 116 KB)
Super ESPC Program: Just the Facts
Includes background information on Super ESPCs.
(PDF 103 KB)
Super ESPC Toolkit
Includes Super ESPC Program Overview, tri-fold program overview brochure, getting started/contacts pocket card, "Super ESPC—Just the Facts", "Fine Tuning for Best-Value Super ESPCs Deals Using the Risk/Responsibility Matrix", and three case studies.
(PDF 3 MB)
Additional resources are available in the ESPC section of the FEMP Web site. View online
Video Format
FDA Construction Project Serves as a Super ESPC Model
This video features information about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's construction project at its new headquarters, a former Navy base.
View online or call the EERE Information Center at 877-337-3463 to order

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Federal Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance

Publication Format
Full Text of Amended National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA)
Update text of NECPA that includes amendments from the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and older legislation.
(PDF 258 KB)
Full Text of Energy Policy Act of 2005
Conference report on H.R. 6, Energy Policy Act of 2005.
(PDF 208 KB)
Overview of Federal Energy Management Policy and Mandates
Brief summary of current past policies and mandates that dictate Federal energy management goals and requirements.
(PDF 129 KB)
History of Actions and Mandates Relative to Federal Fleets, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, and Alternative Fuel Use
A short history of actions and mandates relative to federal fleets, alternative fuel vehicles, and alternative fuel use prepared by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).
(PDF 129 KB)
Facility Energy Management Guidelines and Criteria for Energy and Water Evaluations in Covered Facilities
Guidelines and criteria for meeting requirements within Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), including defining facilities covered by the provision, designating facility energy managers to ensure compliance, and conducting comprehensive energy and water evaluations.
(PDF 294 KB)
Establishing Baseline and Meeting Water Conservation Goals of Executive Order 13243: Final
DOE Supplemental Guidance to the Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423.
(PDF 211 KB)
Guidance for Electric Metering in Federal Buildings
Describes performance measures, metering approaches and technologies, and financing methods.
(PDF 2.8 MB)
Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Describes guidance for meeting EPAct and provides information on type of building/structure, criteria for goal exclusion, and reporting requirements.
(PDF 488 KB)
Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423
Identifies the entities responsible for coordination and oversight of Executive Order 13423 and defines strategies for agencies to meet the requirements.
(PDF 152 KB)
Renewable Energy Requirement Guidance for EPACT 2005 and EO 13423
Describes what counts toward the federal goals, the definition of "new" for renewable power/renewable energy certificate (REC) purchases, and what types of on-site projects will get double credit (Section 203 (C)).
(PDF 258 KB)
Additional resources are available in the Laws & Regulations section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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Federal Fleets

Publication Format
Annual Events in Federal Fleet Management
Timeline of reporting requirements and events for Federal fleet management
(PDF 79 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions about Federal Fleet
List of frequently asked questions and resources surrounding Federal fleet management, alternative fuels, and alternative fuel vehicles.
(PDF 191 KB)
EPAct and E.O. 13423: How do Federal Fleets Comply?
Offers information on the Federal Fleet Requirements, including compliance with EPAct 2005 and Executive Order 13423.
(PDF 237 KB)
History of Actions and Mandates Relative to Federal Fleets, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, and Alternative Fuel Use
A short history of actions and mandates relative to federal fleets, alternative fuel vehicles, and alternative fuel use prepared by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).
(PDF 147 KB)
Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423
Identifies the entities responsible for coordination and oversight of Executive Order 13423 and defines strategies for agencies to meet the requirements.
(PDF 152 KB)
Guidance: Documentation Requirements for Waiver Requests under EPAct 2005 Section 701
Provides information on what qualifies for a waiver request and how to submit a waiver request.
(PDF 234 KB)
Guidance: New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Definitions under Section 2862 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008
Provides information on the National Defense Authorization Act and its language regarding new alternative fuel vehicles.
(PDF 321 KB)
Additional resources are available in the Federal Fleets section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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FEMP Focus Newsletter

Publication Format
FEMP Focus - Winter 2009
Winter 2009 issue of FEMP Focus.
(PDF 4.4 MB)
FEMP Focus - Summer 2008
Summer 2008 issue of FEMP Focus.
(PDF 1.9 MB)
FEMP Focus - Spring 2008
Spring 2008 issue of FEMP Focus.
(PDF 2.9 MB)
FEMP Focus - Winter 2007
Winter 2007 issue of FEMP Focus.
(PDF 1.9 MB)
FEMP Focus - Special Issue 2006
Special 2006 issue of FEMP Focus.
(PDF 1.5 MB)
Additional resources are available in the FEMP Focus section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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FEMP Programs/Miscellaneous

Publication Format
FEMP Backgrounder
A brief overview of FEMP services aimed at helping the federal agencies lead by example with smart energy management.
(PDF 522 KB)
FEMP Contacts Sheet
Program contacts listed by name, topic responsibility, and Federal agency representation duties.
(PDF 303 KB)
FEMP Peer Review – Panel Report (September 20-21, 2005)
Review - Panel Report (September 20-21, 2005) -- Summarizes the findings of the FEMP Peer Review Panel that reviewed the services offered by FEMP.
(PDF 4.9 MB)
Lead by Example with Smart Energy Management
Provides information on DOE's Federal Energy Management Program services and activities.
(PDF 1 MB)
SAVEnergy Action Plans
Gives federal energy managers an overview of information about a particular site that will provide a roadmap for saving energy.
(PDF 111 KB)
Year in Review 2007
Summary of FEMP projects and programs during fiscal year 2007.
(PDF 2.2 MB)
Year in Review 2006
Summary of FEMP projects and programs during fiscal year 2006.
(PDF 1.5 MB)
Additional resources are available in the About the Program section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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Heating and Cooling

Publication Format
Assessment of Donlee 3000 — Horsepower TurboFireXL Boiler
Describes an industrial boiler found to provide enhanced efficiency and low NOx emissions for commercial and industrial applications.
(PDF 2.1 MB)
Coolerado Cooler Helps to Save Cooling Energy and Dollars
Provides information on an evaporative cooling technology.
(PDF 1.6 MB)
Demonstration and Evaluation of HVAC Controller for Lodging Facilities
Presents a field evaluation of hotel/motel through-the-wall HVAC systems supervisory controller.
(PDF 2.7 MB)
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Using the Earth to Heat and Cool Buildings
Provides basic information about what a geothermal heat pump is and how it can be used.
(PDF 975 KB)
Field Testing Prototype: Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters
Provides descriptions of the construction, installation, control, instrumentation, and data acquisition methodologies employed with 18 prototype residential heat pump water heaters, as well as interpretations of the measured results.
(PDF 597 KB)
Ground-Source Heat Pumps Applied to Federal Facilities - Second Edition
Information on the technology for reducing heating and air-conditioning costs.
(PDF 16.7 MB)
Heating Water with Solar Energy Costs Less at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution
Describes the large solar thermal system installed at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution.
(PDF 725 KB)
Solar Ventilation Preheating: A Sun-Absorbing Wall Heats Ventilation Air for Buildings
Looks at how installing solar ventilation preheating is one of the most efficient ways of reducing energy costs using clean and renewable energy.
(PDF 1 MB)
Thermal Energy Storage for Space Cooling
Describes the technology for reducing on-peak electricity demand and cost.
(PDF 3.6 MB)
Wireless Temperature Sensors for Improved HVAC Control
This document provides a description of the installation of a wireless temperature sensor network for the purpose of being replicated throughout the federal sector.
(PDF 792 KB)

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Labs21

Publication Format
Laboratories for the 21st Century: Best Practices (Low-Pressure-Drop HVAC Design for Laboratories)
Provides information about ventilation systems to use in designing, constructing, and operating safe, sustainable high-performance laboratories.
(PDF 385 KB)
Laboratories for the 21st Century: Best Practices (Modeling Exhaust Dispersion for Specifying Acceptable Exhaust/Intake Designs)
Provides general information on specifying acceptable exhaust and intake designs.
(PDF 428 KB)
Laboratories for the 21st Century: Best Practices (Water Efficiency Guide for Laboratories)
This guide to water efficiency is one in a series of best practices for laboratories.
(PDF 473 KB)
Laboratories for the 21st Century: Case Studies (Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania)
Describes the technologies and energy-efficiency design incorporated into the Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center.
(PDF 494 KB)
Laboratories for the 21st Century: Case Studies (Whitehead Biomedical Research Building at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia)
Describes the incorporated energy- and water-efficient features at the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building.
(PDF 821 KB)
Laboratories for the 21st Century: Case Studies (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Science and Technology Facility, Golden, Colorado) (2007)
Provides an overview of the Science and Technology Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
(PDF 888 KB)
Laboratories for the 21st Century: Case Studies (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, Ada, Oklahoma) (2007)
Provides an overview of the of the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center.
(PDF 821 KB)
Additional resources are available on the Labs21 Web site. View online

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Life-Cycle Costing

Publication Format
Energy Price Indices and Discount Factors for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis - April 2008
Energy price indices and discount factors for performing life-cycle cost analyses of energy and water conservation and renewable energy projects in federal facilities (effective April 1, 2008- March 31, 2009).
(PDF 1 MB)

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Lighting

Publication Format
Economics of Energy Effective Lighting for Offices
Looks at how energy-effective lighting accomplishes the dual objectives of being efficient while meeting the needs of the space occupants.
(PDF 365 KB)
Energy-Efficient Torchiere Swap Guide
Lighting technology to reduce energy costs and improve safety conditions in U.S. military housing.
(PDF 278 KB)
Hybrid Solar Lighting Illuminates Energy Savings
Lighting technology provides high-quality lighting for facilities and reduces waste heat to lower energy loads.
(PDF 1.5 MB)
The Jefferson Memorial
Describes the Jefferson Memorial's new lighting design that improves lighting while reducing energy and maintenance costs.
(PDF 634 KB)
A Monumental Improvement
Describes the Washington Monument's new lighting system that improves lighting while decreasing energy use.
(PDF 704 KB)
LED Provides Effective and Efficient Lighting in Freezer Storage Room
Showcases new LED lighting in Fort Meade freezer storage rooms that improve illumination while reducing maintenance and energy costs.
(PDF 336 KB)
Lighting Demonstrations in Defense Commissary Freezer Systems
Outlines how fiber optic lighting reduced energy consumption in Fort Meade freezer systems while maintaining effective illumination.
(PDF 403 KB)

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New Construction/Retrofits

Publication Format
Demand-Controlled Ventilation Using CO2 Sensors
Information on preventing energy losses from over-ventilation while maintaining indoor air quality.
(PDF 2.3 MB)
Energy Savings from Small Near-Zero-Energy Houses
Explains the construction methods, building products, appliances and equipment, and data collection methodologies used in four houses and provides data on energy savings gathered through the monitoring effort.
(PDF 840 KB)
Low-Energy Building Design Guidelines
Addresses the design process for new federal facilities.
(PDF 1.1 MB)
Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services for Sustainable Buildings
Guides federal project managers through the procurement of architectural and engineering services.
(PDF 1 MB)

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New Technologies

Publication Format
Alternative Air Conditioning Technologies: Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD)
Overview of UFAD technology and its potential in federal facilities.
(PDF 1.3 MB)
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Describes the federal government's plans and progress in meeting the goals for alternative fuel vehicles stated in EPAct and Executive Order 13149.
(PDF 770 KB)
Commercial Heat Pump Water Heaters
Describes commercial heat pump water heater technologies, the types of systems that are available, and provides information on manufacturers, system sizes, and references for additional information.
(PDF 691 KB)
Current Applications and Research in Photovoltaic Technology for Buildings
Presents three case studies that illustrate the different benefits of installing photovoltaic systems.
(PDF 2.1 MB)
Flywheel Energy Storage
Describes flywheel energy storage, applications, case studies, and manufacturers.
(PDF 1 MB)
Integrated Systems
Describes integrated systems technologies, applications, and technology users.
(PDF 824 KB)
Steam Trap Performance Assessment
Includes information on steam trap technology, applications, case studies, and manufacturers.
(PDF 1.4 MB)

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Operations and Maintenance

Publication Format
A Case Study on In-house Retro-commissioning at a DOE National Laboratory
Looks at the building retro-commissioning efforts at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
(PDF 281 KB)
Actions You Can Take to Reduce Heating Costs
Presents some of the most likely opportunities for reducing heating costs for your facilities.
(PDF 1 MB)
Commissioning for Federal Facilities
A practical guide to building commissioning, recommissioning, retrocommissioning, and continuous commissioning.
(PDF 3.3 MB)
Contracting for a Resource Efficiency Manager
Walks through the process — from making the decision to hire a Resource Efficiency Manager (REM), to drafting a contract, to gauging the REM's performance.
(PDF 2.2 MB)
Energy Savings Expert Teams Assessments Fact Sheet
Shares smart energy tips for federal facilities, the workplace, and home.
(PDF 164 KB)
Energy Savings Expert Teams: FY 2006 Summary Report
Reports on Energy Saving Expert Teams' visits to federal sites to identify ways to reduce natural gas consumption.
(PDF 260 KB)
Facility Metering for Improved Operations, Maintenance, and Efficiency
Looks at the metering and sub-metering of energy and resource use, a critical component of a comprehensive operations and maintenance program.
(PDF 592 KB)
FEMP Energy Savings Expert Teams to Help Federal Facilities Immediately Reduce Demand and Consumption
Describes how FEMP is offering Energy Savings Expert Teams (ESET) assessments for federal facilities as part of a broad strategy to reduce natural gas consumption at these sites.
(PDF 175 KB)
Measurement and Verification (M&V) Guideline for Federal Energy Projects, Version 3.0
Provides guidelines and methods for measuring and verifying the savings associated with federal agency performance contracts.
(PDF 1.1 MB)
Metering Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Utility Resource Efficiency
The guide features information about energy and resource metering at federal facilities, including metering requirements under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
(PDF 2.6 MB)
O&M Best Practices Guide
Developed under the direction of FEMP, the guide highlights O&M energy efficiency programs that could save 5% to 20% on energy bills without a significant capital investment.
(PDF 2.2 MB)
O&M First! Actions You Can Take Now to Save Water and Reduce Costs
Covers O&M savings opportunities for common water-using equipment at federal sites.
(PDF 1 MB)
O&M First! Maintaining Effective and Efficient Lighting Can Help Save Energy and Reduce Costs
Describes O&M opportunities for effective and efficient lighting.
(PDF 657 KB)
Planning and Reporting for O&M in Federal Energy Saving Performance Contracts
Provides guidance on ESPC project development, on allocating O&M and repair and replacement responsibilities, and on putting O&M reporting requirements in place.
(PDF 82 KB)
Resource Efficiency Managers Offer Alternative Approach to Realizing Energy Efficiency
Information on the role and duties of resource efficiency managers.
(PDF 561 KB)
Tips to Conserve Natural Gas
Presents measures to improve fuel-use efficiency and to reduce energy consumption in central heating plants and steam distribution systems at federal buildings.
(PDF 174 KB)
Tutorial: Five O&M Ideas on How to Save Money in Your Buildings NOW!
Provides some of the most likely O&M opportunities for saving money in your buildings.
(PDF 513 KB)
Additional resources are available in the Operations and Maintenance section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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Renewable Energy

Publication Format
205 kW Photovoltaic (PV) System Installed on the U.S. Department of Energy's Forrestal Building
Fact sheet on the installation of a photovoltaic system providing renewable energy for the U.S. Department of Energy and providing leadership for meeting Federal goals in the use of renewable energy technologies.
(PDF 772 KB)
Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy on Public Lands
Identifies and evaluates renewable energy resources on public lands and any access limitations.
(PDF 4.3 MB)
Assessment of Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
Provides an overview of hybrid geothermal heat pump systems.
(PDF 2 MB)
Biomass and Alternative Methane Fuels Resources (BAMF)
FEMP's BAMF Super ESPC can help federal agencies take advantage of abundant local, renewable resources.
(PDF 1.1 MB)
Biomass and Alternative Methane Fuels Super ESPC Program Overview
Provides financing information and describes the expertise available to federal agencies on biomass and alternative methane fuels (BAMF) resources.
(PDF 1.2 MB)
Biomass Cofiring in Coal-Fired Boilers
Helps federal energy and facility managers make informed decisions about using biomass cofiring in existing coal-fired boilers at their facilities.
(PDF 5.3 MB)
Biomass Energy — Focus on Wood Waste
Shows how abundant sources of wood waste in many areas can supply federal facilities with clean, renewable, low-cost fuels and enhance their energy security.
(PDF 3 MB)
FEMP Renewable Energy Overview
Looks at how meeting federal goals for renewable energy use can help to conserve natural resources and increase the nation's energy security.
(PDF 717 KB)
Geothermal Heat Pumps Deliver Big Savings for Federal Facilities
An update on geothermal heat pump technologies and the Super ESPC.
(PDF 1.3 MB)
Geothermal Heat Pump Program Overview
Technical assistance and financing to help bring the benefits of geothermal heat pumps to federal facilities.
(PDF 266 KB)
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Using the Earth to Heat and Cool Buildings
Provides basic information about what a geothermal heat pump is and how it can be used.
(PDF 975 KB)
Guide to Purchasing Green Power
Provides an overview of green power markets and describes the necessary steps to buying green power.
(PDF 1 MB)
Heating Water with Solar Energy Costs Less at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution
Details specifications of the parabolic trough solar system and highlights 5 years of measured performance data.
(PDF 725 KB)
Landfill Gas to Energy for Federal Facilities
Provides background information, applications, and examples of projects that convert landfill gas to energy.
(PDF 3.5 MB)
Mesa Top Photovoltaic Array
Project fact sheet on the energy and environmental impact of the SunEdison photovoltaic array built to benefit NREL's South Table Mountain campus.
(PDF 2 MB)
Photovoltaic DER System Could Save USPS $25,000 per Year in Marina del Ray, California
Demonstrates how to save energy and money by adding a solar electric system as a distributed energy resource to reduce peak demand.
(PDF 326 KB)
Renewable Energy: Meeting the New Federal Mandates Brochure
Provides an overview of new federal laws and mandates for implementing renewable energy projects.
(PDF 426 KB)
Renewable Energy Requirement Guidance for EPACT 2005 and EO 13423
Describes what counts toward the federal goals, the definition of "new" for renewable power/renewable energy certificate (REC) purchases, and what types of on-site projects will get double credit (Section 203 (C)).
(PDF 152 KB)
Renewable Fuel Heating Plant
Project fact sheet on the energy and environmental impact of the Renewable Fuel Heating Plant built by Ameresco and benefitting NREL's South Table Mountain campus.
(PDF 1.6 MB)
Request for Information
Developing On-Site Renewable Projects at U.S. Department of Energy Facilities.
(PDF 85 KB)
Research Support Facility
Project fact sheet on the energy and environmental impact of the NREL Research Support Facility.
(PDF 995 KB)
Solar is Saving Energy for the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse: Achieving Results with Renewable Energy in the Federal Government Case Study
Discusses installation and performance of a solar electric system in a federal courthouse in Denver, Colorado.
(PDF 948 KB)
TEAM Initiative Renewable Energy Projects Take Shape
Summarizes several renewable energy and energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects underway to meet the DOE Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Initiative.
(PDF 80 KB)
TEAM Renewable Energy Projects at NREL
Outlines specific renewable energy projects taking place at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to comply with the DOE Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Initiative.
(PDF 190 KB)
Wastewater Treatment Gas to Energy for Federal Facilities
Provides background and applications of turning wastewater to energy using the BAMF Super ESPC.
(PDF 5 MB)
Additional resources are available in the Renewable Energy section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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Sustainable Design and Operations

Publication Format
Building Cost and Performance Metrics: Data Collection Protocol
Describes a tool for use in high-level comparative measurements of sustainably designed buildings.
(PDF 2.2 MB)
The Business Case for Sustainable Design in Federal Facilities
Illustrates many innovative ways that federal agencies are using sustainable design principles.
(PDF 713 KB)
Greening Federal Facilities
An energy, environmental, and economic resource guide for federal facility managers and designers.
(PDF 2.6 MB)
Low-Energy Building Design Guidelines
Addresses the design process for new federal facilities.
(PDF 1 MB)
Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services for Sustainable Buildings
Guides federal project managers through the procurement of architectural and engineering services.
(PDF 1 MB)
Sustainable High Performance Buildings: Leading by Example
Provides information on incorporating sustainability into new construction, major renovations, and existing federal buildings.
(PDF 1.3 MB)
Additional resources are available in the Sustainable Design and Operations section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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Utility Energy Services Contracts

Publication Format
Comprehensive Effort Cuts Energy Use by 44% at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
UESC Success Story outlining how the energy team at Camp Pendleton achieved a 44 percent reduction in energy consumption.
(PDF 251 KB)
Comprehensive Energy Program at Patrick Air Force Base Set to Exceed Energy Goals
FEMP Case Study focusing on Patrick Air Force Base's use of a utility energy services contract (UESC) to achieve its energy goals.
(PDF 709 KB)
GHPs Improve Housing and Save Energy at Camp Lejeune
A case study showing family housing retrofits financed under a utility energy services contract.
(PDF 1.5 MB)
Guide to Purchasing Green Power
Provides an overview of green power markets and describes the necessary steps to buy green power.
(PDF 1 MB)
Utility Energy Service Contracting Boosts Mission Support for NASA
A case study about NASA's energy efficiency efforts at the Kennedy Space Center under a Utility Energy Services Contract.
(PDF 948 KB)
UESC: Enabling Documents
Assists in making informed decisions concerning financing for energy projects within the federal government.
(PDF 3.1 MB)
Utility Energy Services Contracts: Lessons Learned
Recommended best practices generated by a growing group of innovative energy managers in many successful projects.
(PDF 2.3 MB)
Federal Energy Efficiency through Utility Partnerships
Describes how FEMP's utility program assists federal energy managers.
(PDF 237 KB)
Additional resources are available in the UESC section of the FEMP Web site. View online
Video Format
National Institutes of Health Showcases UESCs
This video features information about how the National Institutes of Health has significantly saved energy and money at its main campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
View online or call the EERE Information Center at 877-337-3463 to order

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Water Efficiency

Publication Format
Domestic Water Conservation Technologies
Discusses water-efficient domestic products, technologies, and appliances.
(PDF 508 KB)
Establishing Baseline and Meeting Water Conservation Goals of Executive Order 13243: Final
DOE Supplemental Guidance to the Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423.
(PDF 211 KB)
Distribution System Audits, Leak Detection, and Repair
Case study outline of the Kirtland Air Force Base leak detection and repair program.
(PDF 178 KB)
Heating Water with Solar Energy Costs Less at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution
Describes the large solar thermal system installed at the Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution.
(PDF 725 KB)
Laboratories for the 21st Century: Best Practices (Water Efficiency Guide for Laboratories)
This guide to water efficiency is one in a series of best practices for laboratories.
(PDF 473 KB)
O&M First! Actions You Can Take Now to Save Water and Reduce Costs
Covers O&M savings opportunities for common water-using equipment at federal sites.
(PDF 1 MB)
Saving Energy, Water, and Money with Efficient Water Treatment Technologies
Introduces new technologies for enhancing water purification processes.
(PDF 4.4 MB)
Strategic Energy and Water Resource Planning for Federal Facilities
A detailed look at the strategic planning process based on advice from planning experts and experience in developing planning documents for federal and state agencies.
(PDF 1 MB)
Additional resources are available in the Water Efficiency section of the FEMP Web site. View online

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