Federal Requirements for Sustainable Buildings

Federal agencies have to meet laws and regulations, which set energy management and efficiency requirements for Federal buildings, including reducing energy consumption and increasing the use of renewable energy.

Learn about Federal sustainability requirements for buildings and facilities by:

Also learn more about the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings.


Federal legislation requires agencies to annually report on facility energy consumption and management. For more information, see Federal Facility Reporting.