Federal Energy Management Program Releases Government-Wide Facility Energy Management Data
May 09, 2013
The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) today released reports and data illustrating progress made by federal agencies in meeting the requirements of Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). This publically-available data set is now available from FEMP's EISA 432 Compliance Tracking System (CTS).
EISA requires federal agencies to identify "covered facilities" that constitute at least 75% of their total facility energy use and designate an energy manager responsible for implementing the requirements at each covered facility. The energy management practices required by Section 432 of EISA (42 U.S.C. 8253(f)) include:
- Performing comprehensive energy and water evaluations at each covered facility every four years to identify potential energy and water efficiency and conservation measures,
- Implementing efficiency projects at covered facilities and reporting costs and estimated savings,
- Following up on implemented projects and reporting measured savings, and
- Annually benchmarking metered buildings that are, or are a part of, covered facilities and reporting performance. (Covered facilities for many agencies include multi-building installations.)
Key findings from the data reported to-date include:
- Agencies have designated 6,927 covered facilities subject to the EISA requirements, comprising 2.7 billion square feet of building space and using 89% of the energy consumed at federal facilities.
- Comprehensive evaluations have been completed on 5,032 of the 6,927 covered facilities, identifying approximately $9.6 billion in potential investments in efficiency measures.
- Agencies have reported 1,275 efficiency projects implemented in covered facilities, saving approximately 6.9 trillion Btu of energy and 4.4 billion gallons of water each year.
- Agencies have also reported annual benchmarking metrics for 1,613 metered buildings, which help them track performance over time and against similar buildings.
Agencies continue to report data on an ongoing basis, and CTS may not include all of the projects implemented or buildings benchmarked. EISA also stipulates that, at the request of a federal agency, specific data for specific facilities may be exempt from public disclosure for national security purposes. The facility-level data released today does not include any of the requested exemptions while review of such requests continues. However, progress on EISA requirements in the aggregate is presented for each federal agency.
The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality. Learn more about how the Energy Department provides the services, tools, and expertise to federal agencies to help them achieve their sustainability goals at the Federal Energy Management Program website.