Federal Agencies Commit to Energy Efficient Buildings

January 30, 2006

Last week, federal agencies agreed to increase their efforts to develop and maintain buildings with high environmental performance that demonstrate principles of sustainability.    

Nineteen agencies said they will commit to a memorandum of understanding developed by the White House's Office of the Federal Environmental Executive.  The nonbinding agreement establishes common goals to reduce maintenance and utility costs, improve energy efficiency and water conservation, provide safe, healthy and productive environments and promote environmental stewardship.  

The federal government owns or leases more than 500,000 buildings that encompass more than 3.3 billion square feet of floor space, according to the memorandum.   

To read more about the agencies' commitment to back environmentally friendly building principles, read this article on Govexec.com.