U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal Energy Management Program

Sustainable Building Case Studies

These case studies feature examples of sustainably designed buildings and facilities from Federal agencies and industry.

High Performance Federal Buildings Database

The High Performance Federal Buildings database presents a sampling of sustainable buildings projects in the Federal Government. This database taps into the existing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) High Performance Buildings database, showcasing only Federal case study examples.

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Third Party Certification

  • ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: A site that provides access to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the Federal High Performance Sustainable Buildings Checklist, and ENERGY STAR qualified products, and much more.

  • Green Globes: A Web-based program from the Green Building Initiative for green building guidance and certification that includes an onsite assessment by a third party.

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): A voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven program from the U.S. Green Building Council that provides third-party verification of green buildings.

  • Living Building Challenge: A philosophy, advocacy, and certification program from the International Living Future Institute that defines priorities on both a technical and core value level.

ENERGY STAR-Labeled Federal Buildings

Hundreds of Federal buildings have been labeled with ENERGY STAR. Many agencies are represented in states across the country with general office, courthouse, hospital, and medical office building types.