U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
Sustainable Building Basics
Sustainable building design results in energy savings and environment stewardship.
Sustainable building design and operation strategies demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship. These approaches result in an optimal balance of energy, cost, environmental, and societal benefits, while still meeting the mission of a Federal agency and the function of the facility or infrastructure.
For buildings and facilities, responsible resource management and the assessment of operational impacts encompass the principles of sustainability. Sustainable development aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising future needs.
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