Interagency Sustainability Working Group

The Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) is the coordinating body for sustainability buildings in the Federal Government.


  • Serves as a forum for information exchange and promotes agency implementation of goals for high-performance and sustainable buildings

  • Develops policy and reporting guidance that fosters the widespread adoption of sustainable design and operations in the Federal sector

  • Develops technical guidance and tools to support implementation of agency sustainability policies for Federally owned, operated, and leased buildings.

The ISWG is also charged with providing assistance for implementing the sustainable building design requirements under Executive Order (E.O.) 13423 and E.O. 13514, including the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings.


Chaired by the Federal Energy Management Program and the General Services Administration, ISWG participants include representatives from every major Federal agency. To be added to the ISWG e-mail list, contact Ken Sandler.


The ISWG meets bimonthly to discuss agencywide sustainability projects and policies. Meeting information and notes are available on the FedCenter website. Once logged into FedCenter, go to the ISWG section.


For more information about the Interagency Sustainability Working Group, contact: Sarah Jensen, Ken Sandler, or Kaila Raybuck.