Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), the "Guide to Integrating Renewable Energy into Federal Construction" helps Federal agencies understand renewable energy options, select appropriate types of renewable energy technologies, and integrate these technologies into all phases of new construction or major renovation projects.
To reduce costs and increase options, renewable energy should be considered from the very beginning of a construction project as well as at every stage of the project process from planning to operation.
Depicted in the chart below, this Guide is structured to address renewable energy considerations at each stage of the construction process.
Technology pages, containing details on each renewable energy technology, including design, cost, life-cycle, and other key issues, are available for this Guide through the Whole Building Design Guide.
This Guide also provides introductory information on why Federal agencies should consider renewable energy, specific guidance on major renovations, and guidance and resources for training and outreach for projects that use renewable energy.
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