Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings
To catalyze and facilitate the Federal government to operate more efficiently and effectively, and lead the marketplace to sustainability, by minimizing the Federal footprint through efficient use of energy, water, and resources, and by creating healthy productive workspaces.
In December 2007, Congress authorized the Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings under the Energy Independence and Security Act to enable and enhance Federal leadership in the field of sustainable real property portfolio management and operations. The Office works to promote, coordinate and stimulate efficient building across the entire Federal government – which includes over 400,000 owned or leased buildings containing over 3 billion square feet of space.
The Office has three principal categories of activity:
- Leading and coordinating a more efficient Federal real estate portfolio, with an eye toward leading change in the broader commercial property market;
- Supporting innovation and collaboration on the development of new technologies;
- Supplying the market with information and best practices.
The Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings has an interdisciplinary team with expertise in energy, water, air quality, sustainable design, facilities management, budgeting, human behavior, organizational effectiveness, communications, and research.