Institutional Change for Sustainability
Sustainable Institutional Change for Federal Facility Managers: Learn strategies to change behavior to meet sustainability goals by completing this FEMP eTraining course.
FEMP provides practical guidance on using institutional change to design, implement, measure, and continually improve efforts to achieve and maintain sustainability goals—particularly those specified by Executive Order (E.O.) 13514. Institutional change is a holistic systems approach to achieve change by integrating technology, policy, and behavior change to achieve goals.
This evidence-based guidance on institutional change draws from social-science literature and real-world experience. Although it focuses on meeting the requirements of E.O. 13514, Federal agencies can use the institutional change process to meet any sustainability or energy efficiency goals.
For establishing sustainability in an organization, the institutional change process includes four key steps. Click on a step to learn more about it.
- Step 1
- Step 2
Identify Rules, Roles, and Tools
- Step 3
Develop and Implement Action Plan
- Step 4
Measure and Evaluate
Also see resources to find:
- Case studies about how other Federal agencies have used the institutional change process to meet their sustainability goals
- More evidence behind the institutional change process.