Country:United States
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Public Voluntary Schemes, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Economic Instruments>Direct investment
Policy Target:Buildings>Residential, Buildings>Non-Residential
Agency:Department of Energy (DOE)

The Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings MOU is a voluntary agreement among Federal agencies to establish and follow a common set of sustainable guiding principles for integrated design, energy performance, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, and materials for agencies to: - Reduce the total ownership cost of facilities; - Improve energy efficiency and water conservation; - Provide safe, healthy, and productive building environments; and - Promote sustainable environmental stewardship. The MOU was signed on 1 February 2006 by 17 Federal agencies including the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), General Services Administration (GSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and others. The signatory agencies pledged to make their facilities more sustainable in specific, measurable ways, highlighting energy efficiency. The Interagency Sustainability Working Group developed the guiding principles that were the foundation of the MOU. Strong support for sustainable Federal buildings was expressed by senior officials from agencies, including OMB, the Council on Environmental Quality, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive (OFEE), GSA, DOD, DOI, and DOE.

This record is superseded by:Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

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