Energy & Water
In fiscal year 2019, Federal facilities used 316 trillion Btu of energy and 122 billion gallons of water. OFHPGB works closely with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program and other agencies and partners to pilot and promote innovative energy and water saving practices – meeting the requirements of Federal statutes and Executive Orders while saving millions of dollars of taxpayer money.
The following resources provide more information.
|Continuous Retuning [PDF - 1 MB]
||A summary including best practices, case studies and references about continuous returning, a protocol to identify and implement low-cost and no-cost operations and maintenance measures to increase energy efficiency.
|Strategies to Achieve Net Zero Energy: The Fort Carson Energy Research Project
||To help the Army and Fort Carson achieve their net zero energy goals, GSA partnered with them, the Department of Energy and two National Labs to conduct research on topics including building envelope design, lighting, retrofit, and energy use behavior. This web page summarizes the project’s research findings.
|SFTool: Cost Effective Upgrades
||A tool to help users identify which energy conservation measures could be most cost-effective based on the size and location of their buildings.
|SFTool: Energy & Atmosphere
||A comprehensive guide to building energy topics with links to numerous resources.
||An overview of heating, ventilation and air conditioning system issues with definitions and links to many additional resources.
||An overview of building lighting issues, with definitions, links and tips for higher performance.
|SFTool: Net Zero Energy
||A broad discussion of the concept of Net Zero Energy (aka Zero Energy) Buildings, including case studies and additional resources.