Final Rule Issued for Federal Procurement of Energy Efficiency Products

March 16, 2009

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) issued a final rule covering the Federal procurement of energy efficiency products. The rule is recorded in the Federal Register (Volume 74, Number 48) Friday, March 13, 2009 (PDF 67 KB). Download Adobe Reader.  

The final rule updates 10 CFR Part 436. It establishes guidelines for Federal agencies regarding the implementation of amendments to the National energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) that require the procurement of ENERGY STARĀ®-qualified and FEMP-designated products in procurements involving energy-consuming products and systems.  

The final rule includes changes in response to comments from the June 19, 2007, notice of proposed rulemaking. Most notably, the final rule does not establish a reporting requirement, as initially proposed, for Federal agencies under procurement requirement of NECPA.  

The final rule is effective April 13, 2009.  

For more information, contact Cyrus Nasseri at or 202-586-9138.