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Learn & Plan Topics

  • 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...

  • Materials, Furniture, and Furnishings Replacement

    Daily wear and tear means that materials, furniture and furnishings require periodic replacement.

Scope 1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Direct greenhouse gas emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by the Federal agency.

Sustainability.gov | Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance

Whole Building Systems

  • Submetering - Impact on Emissions

    Energy efficiency projects, resource management strategies, and energy benchmarking all have two things in common. 1. well-executed programs help t...

  • 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...

Materials

  • Gas Burner

    Natural gas is often used in cook-top equipment similar to a residential range. Electric burners can be used in lieu of gas. Coo...
  • Grill and Griddle

    A grill and griddle uses heat elements under a metal surface to cook food. The heat elements can be powered by natural gas or el...
  • Systems Furniture

    Systems furniture is frequently used in open office areas because of its flexibility in being reconfigured and rearranged. It is generally comprised...