EPA's Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Energy Management and Conservation Program Report
EPA continued to reduce energy and water intensity beyond federal requirements and to demonstrate environmental leadership in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, waste diversion, and green buildings in FY 2012. Read more in EPA's annual energy and water report (PDF) (52 pp, 878K, About PDF).
2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP)
EPA released its 2012 SSPP update in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 13514. Read the plan (PDF) (27 pp, 950K, About PDF) or see the plan in the sustainability section of the performance.gov website.
FY 2011 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Sustainability and Energy Scorecard
EPA released its FY 2011 OMB Sustainability and Energy Scorecard. In FY 2011, EPA met or exceeded all of the federal goals, scoring "Green" on all seven metrics.
Ariel Rios Building Awarded ENERGY STAR®
The Ariel Rios Building at EPA Headquarters was awarded ENERGY STAR certification. This accomplishment was celebrated in a ceremony with representatives from EPA and GSA's Public Buildings Service on May 27, 2011. Click here to learn more about how EPA and GSA worked together on this effort and to view a larger photo of the event.
EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the natural environment. We accomplish this mission with approximately 17,000 employees and another 7,000 contractors, fellows, and Senior Environmental Employment program participants working in more than 10.1 million square feet of office buildings and laboratories located across the United States. To ensure that EPA's buildings and practices reflect our mission, the Agency implements a range of strategies to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities and operations, from building new, environmentally sustainable structures to improving the energy efficiency of older buildings.
Living EPA’s mission through sustainable facilities and practices
EPA strives to reduce our "environmental footprint" in the following areas:
- EPA Facilities
- Energy Conservation
- Green Power
- Green Buildings
- Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
- Water Conservation
- Stormwater Management
- Waste Diversion
- Greening EPA's Fleet
- More Green Practices
- Sustainability Champions
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)