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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...

  • Best Practices & Case Studies

    One of the best ways to learn and make the case for green building innovations is to point to others’ experience in implementing these innovat...
  • Project Guidance

    For each project there is a selection of issues and questions you should consider before selecting specific materials or products. This will help...

  • 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 13514: Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance (Archived)

    Executive Order 13514 was replaced by Executive Order 13693. Click on language throughout the document to reveal strategies, definitions, and lin...

  • Net Zero Energy

    Net Zero Energy means that a building balances its energy needs with energy produced from renewable, zero-emission sources.  While Net Zero Ene...

Carbon Footprint

A Carbon Footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas emissions (in units equivalent to carbon dioxide emissions) emitted by an entity, be it a person, building, company, or country.

Whole Building Systems

Materials

  • Video Conferencing

    Video conferencing equipment, such as LCD projectors, screens and flat screen TVs, can reduce the need for work-related travel and thereby reduce an...