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Facility Topics

The first step to a creating a high-performance facility is to learn about the components. Use the sections below to learn how you can reduce utility costs and improve occupant health in your facility. And be sure to check out our other Helpful Tools for everyday tasks.

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Health
  • Other Topics
  • Federal Requirements

Facilities face many challenges related to climate change, including reducing emissions, adapting to new conditions, and increasing resilience. Choose a topic to learn more

Adaptation and Emissions Mitigation Climate Terms and Tools Greenhouse Gas Accounting Building Decarbonization Climate Risk Management Adaptation & Resilience Planning Examples Supply Chain Risk Management

Buildings account for approximately 40% of the energy used in the United States. Learn how to reduce your building’s energy costs. Choose a topic to learn more

Building Energy Use and Emissions Electric Vehicles and Supply Equipment Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings Building Energy Storage Net Zero Energy HVAC Systems Lighting Systems Submetering Plug Loads

Reduce your building’s water consumption to realize cost savings. Explore our guidance to get started. Choose a topic to learn more

Building Water UseWater Systems Planted Roof Systems Restrooms Cleaning Stations Landscaping Services Plumbing Products
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Buildings can enhance occupant health by eliminating risks and creating supportive environments. Discover how to make your building healthier. Choose a topic to learn more

Health Enhancing Strategies Buildings and Health Healthy Cleaning Sustainable Response to COVID-19 Enhancing Health with Indoor Air Circadian Light Biophilia and Design Health & Wellness Guidance Crosswalk
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Explore other high-performance facility topics such as materials, site selection, environmental programs, and overall sustainability. Choose a topic to learn more

What is Sustainability? Sustainable Sites Building Selection Green Building Certification Systems Environmental Programs Materials & Resources Child Care Centers Helpful Tools

Federal facility management is governed by specific requirements. Read overviews of relevant regulations, including Executive Orders and the Guiding Principles. Choose a topic to learn more

Laws Executive Orders Guiding Principles Regulations Building Certification Standards Crosswalk
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Federal agencies have discovered many strategies to make their buildings more cost-effective. Learn from their policies, tools, and best practices. Choose a topic to learn more

Policies & Strategies Tools & Training Best Practices & Case Studies


Featured Child Care Centers

The focus of GSA child care facilities are to promote centers that are child-oriented, developmentally appropriate, beautiful, environmentally sensitive, health promoting and functional.


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