Sustainable Federal Operations

Sustainable Federal Operations
We bring together expertise in technology, development and deployment to support the public sector in achieving energy, environmental and sustainability goals. We conduct technical analysis, provide policy recommendations and primarily focus on sustainable acquisition, helping institutions develop policies, procedures and systems to acquire effective, energy-efficient products at an affordable rate.

Achieving Cost-Effective, Sustainable Products

photo of various domestic appliancesHow can institutions develop policies, procedures and systems to minimize the negative environmental impact of the products they buy? We help public sector facilities comply with the increasing expectations to incorporate sustainability factors into their operations by providing technical assistance to develop contract language, procurement systems, and reporting requirements that can make sustainable acquisition standard operating practice.

We have supported the US Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Energy Efficient Product Procurement program since its inception in the early 1990s. Ongoing contributions include market analysis to determine product categories to prioritize and high-priority products within a given product category.

Other Examples of our Work

  • Development of the Contracting for Efficiency on-demand training, which offers federal contracting officers a concise introduction to the process of procuring energy-efficient products and includes actionable guidance as it applies throughout the contracting process
  • Planning, recruiting, outreach, and financial analysis that helped enable the 2015 launch of the Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Project, the nation's first federal partnership to purchase solar power across multiple agencies
  • Participation in the international Super Efficient Appliance Deployment Initiative Procurement Working Group.

Please Get in Touch

For more information on our technical assistance offering or any other questions please email us at

Important Links

Sponsors and Partners

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) homepage:

The Office of Strategic Programs homepage:

Important Links - Search for energy efficient products - Contracting for efficiency / training



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