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Energy Conservation

As the nation’s largest energy consumer, the federal government establishes policies for improving energy management in an effort to reduce building operations costs, lower emissions that contribute to air pollution and global warming; and conserve resources. Agencies can get assistance to meet their energy reduction needs from GSA's Rocky Mountain Region.

The Rocky Mountain Region is actively involved in improving energy management. For example, the Denver Federal Center (DFC) purchased Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), reducing fuel consumption and air emissions. Additionally, the Center replaced a backup generator with a hydrogen fuel cell, eliminating petroleum use and hydrocarbon emissions.

Sustainability and Environmental Management Program

Objectives Reduce energy usage
Expand the use of renewable energy
Targets Reduce energy usage by 2% per year for the next 10 years for a 20% reduction, using 2003 baseline data
Implement renewable energy projects
Ensure all new and remodeled construction projects incorporate LEED Silver design standards and specifications
All new Federal Buildings and major renovation projects shall be designed so that fossil fuel consumption is reduced to meet targets set in EISA 2007

 

Federal, State, and Local Policy and Regulations

Additional Resources

Procedures

Name Format Date
Building Energy and Water Use PDF 303 KB June 2012
Metering (Energy & Water) PDF 242 KB July 2012
Sustainability & HPGB PDF 366 KB June 2012

Confirm most recent version of Environmental Procedure with Robert Melvin.

CONTACTS

Andrew Olsen
(303) 236-5376

Rocky Mountain Region Public Buildings Service
(303) 236-8000


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