Energy Department to Host High Performance Sustainable Buildings Workshop for Federal Employees in Denver Area

May 10, 2012

The Energy Department will present High Performance Sustainable Buildings Guiding Principles for Existing Buildings, an in-person training workshop at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, on Thursday, May 17. The training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

Hosted by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), this one-day training session will provide step-by-step guidance on complying with Executive Order 13514, which requires at least 15% of each agency's existing facilities and building leases meet the High Performance Sustainable Buildings Guiding Principles by the end of fiscal year 2015. It also requires each agency to make annual progress toward 100% conformance with the Guiding Principles for its building inventory. 

In this training session, Denver-area agency and building-level personnel will:

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the High Performance Sustainable Buildings Guiding Principles for Existing Buildings.
  • Learn to use the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Portfolio Manager and the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist embedded within Portfolio Manager to track progress and document compliance.  
  • Receive guidance on how to comply with the High Performance Sustainable Buildings performance requirements.
  • Learn about alternative financing to implement energy conservation and sustainability measures without using appropriated dollars.  

This in-person workshop is for Federal employees and contractors only. Pre-registration is required.

Register to attend this workshop.

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality.

Learn more about how the Energy Department provides the services, tools, and expertise to Federal agencies to help them achieve their Federal energy management goals at the FEMP website.