Federal Manager's Daily Report

Federal agencies are falling short of requirements for energy and water conservation in their facilities, leaders of four House committees have said in asking the GAO to investigate.

“As the largest building manager in the country, the federal government should provide leadership by increasing energy efficiency and reducing associated emissions from the federal building stock,” they wrote, citing law that requires agencies to designate facility energy managers, evaluate energy and water use, carry out efficiency measures and track compliance.

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However, they said that EPA data show that of federal facilities, “only 21 percent have undergone comprehensive energy and water evaluations, only 12 percent are benchmarked, and reductions in government-wide building energy intensity has stagnated over the last four years.”

They asked GAO to evaluate the extent to which agencies have dedicated staffing and other resources to comply, any barriers to compliance, best practices at sites that are in compliance, and more.

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