Under the President’s leadership, agencies have made significant progress in cutting carbon pollution, improving energy efficiency, and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) operations encompass more than 10,000 buildings in all 50 states, from air traffic control centers and research facilities to our regional offices and headquarters, a range that complicates efforts to green internal operations and infrastructure. But, over the last two years, DOT has improved its sustainability performance across all seven measures of the OMB Sustainability and Energy Scorecard.
The U.S. Green Building Council discusses the Federal Government's leadership in promoting energy efficient buildings, which will be highlighted along with other innovative Federal projects at the GreenGov Symposium on September 24-26.
With more than 360,000 buildings, 650,000 fleet vehicles, and $460 billion in annual purchasing power, the federal government has an obligation to lead by example when it comes to its environmental, energy, and economic performance. Demonstrating a commitment to this principle, President Obama signed an Executive Order on federal sustainability in October 2009 that directed federal agencies to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution, meet a number of energy, water, and waste reduction targets, and leverage federal purchasing power to promote environmentally responsible products and technologies.