Implementation of Executive Order 13514 on Federal Sustainability
On October 5, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority for all Federal agencies. As the Federal Government moves forward to implement the Executive Order, agencies are moving ahead on implementation of their specific goals and targets. Agencies will report on their status and planned milestones toward meeting specific targets and goals for the following areas:
Greenhouse Gas Goals
- Submit an annual Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory
- Reduce GHG Scope 1&2 emissions by 2020 in accordance with agency’s target
- Reduce GHG Scope 3 emissions by 2020 in accordance with agency’s target
Energy and Water Goals
- Reduce energy intensity in facilities by 30% by 2015 as compared to 2003 baseline.
- Ensure that at least 5% of agency’s annual electricity use comes from renewable sources, with at least half of that generated from new sources (post-1999).
- Reduce potable water intensity by at least 26% in 2020 as compared to 2007 baseline.
Other Sustainability Goals
- Ensure by 2015 that at least 15% of building inventory (over 5,000 Gross Square Feet) meet the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings including new, existing, and leased buildings and report it as sustainable in the Federal Real Property Profile (FRPP).
- Reduce petroleum use in agency’s fleet by 20% in 2015 as compared to 2005 baseline.
- Achieve a 95% sustainable acquisition goal for applicable goods and service procurements.
- Meet electronic stewardship goals for purchasing, operating, and disposing electronic equipment, by the end of 2010.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will monitor agencies’ progress and results through the OMB Scorecard process, agency annual energy reports to DOE, agency reporting in the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST) and the FRPP, and by assessing agencies’ annual Sustainability Plans. In order to enable an open, transparent and participatory government, agency Sustainability Plans, OMB Scorecard assessments, and GHG inventories will be made available on the Performance.gov and Data.gov websites. In addition, CEQ and OMB management teams are partnering to integrate sustainability into other relevant management priority initiatives, such as sustainable strategic sourcing, green IT planning and data center consolidation, sale and management of real property assets, and employee telework expansion.