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

Federal Energy Management Program

Resources on Sustainable Buildings and Campuses

Many helpful resources about sustainable buildings and campuses are available.

Also see Case Studies.

Federal Requirements and Programs

Ratings and Certification Programs

  • 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.

Sustainable Design Guides

Technical Assistance

For FEMP technical assistance on the sustainable design of buildings and facilities, contact Sarah Jensen.

Webinars

For more information, see FEMP Training.