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  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmenta...

  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project’s sustainability. Environmentally r...

  • Tools & Training

    This section covers and links to systems, methods, databases, calculators, checklists, etc. designed to help Federal officials and their partners ac...
  • Executive Order 13834: Efficient Federal Operations

    EO 13834 was issued on May 17, 2018. Annotations coming soon!

Greenhouse Gases

Gases that trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere are called greenhouse gases. Examples of greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, and chlorofluorocarbons. The primary source of carbon dioxide emissions is the combustion of fossil fuels for energy.

EPA | Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

FEMP | Annual Greenhouse Gas and Sustainability Data Report

Whole Building Systems

  • Planted Roof - Air Cleansing

    Planted roofs contribute to improved air quality by capturing greenhouse gases, particulates, pollens, and molds. The vegetation on a planted roof c...

  • Submetering - Resource Use

    Submetering by itself does not reduce resource use, greenhouse gases, or costs. In fact, installing and monitoring submetering technologies will req...

  • HVAC - Refrigerants

    One major environmental impact directly related to HVAC systems is the release of refrigerants into the atmosphere. A pound of these chemicals, part...

  • Planted Roof - Ocean Acidification and Sea Level Rise

    If all of the ice located at the poles were to melt today, global sea levels would rise by 220 feet. Although this is unlikely to occur soon, scient...

  • Submetering - Financial

    Submetering can be a financially viable component of energy management by informing improved energy consumption management. It is important to remem...

  • Solid Waste - System Overview

    Cost Savings The national average landfill tipping fee was $45 per ton in 2012. Diverting waste from landfills can lower total waste disposal cos...

  • Planted Roof - Financial

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Planted Roof The decision of whether to install a planted roof should be considered o...

  • Submetering - System Overview

    Cost Savings Submetering itself does not reduce utility costs, but the data can guide management strategies, investment, and operational decision...

  • Lighting - System Overview

    Lighting accounts for nearly 20% of the total electricity costs of commercial buildings in the United States.1 Effective lighting systems invol...

  • Solid Waste - Resources

    By instituting an effective building recycling program, recyclable material replaces virgin material through multiple product lives. Recycling avoid...

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