Interagency Sustainability Working Group
The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) is the coordinating body for sustainability of the built environment in the Federal sector. The ISWG was formed by executive order in 2001. It is one of seven workgroups that report directly to the Executive Order 13423 Steering Committee.
The ISWG is charged with:
Serving as a forum for information exchange and promote agency implementation of goals for high performance and sustainable building.
Developing policy and reporting guidance that fosters the widespread adoption of sustainable design and operations in the Federal sector.
Developing technical guidance and tools to support implementation of agency sustainability policies for Federally-owned, operated, and leased buildings.
For more information on the ISWG, see Interagency Sustainability Working Group: Past Accomplishments, Current Priorities, and New Opportunities.
The ISWG is also charged with providing assistance for implementing the sustainable building design requirements under E.O. 13423 and E.O. 13514. This includes the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings.
The ISWG meets bimonthly to discuss agency-wide sustainability projects and policies. See archived notes from the 2006-2010 meetings.
Chaired by FEMP and the General Services Administration, ISWG participants include representatives from more than 30 Federal agencies. To be added to the ISWG e-mail list serve, contact Ken Sandler.