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EO 13123 Energy Reduction and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Requirements
Signed in 1999, EO 13123, "Greening the Government Through Efficient Energy Management", established the following separate energy reduction requirements for energy intensive industrial and laboratory facilities and other, less energy intensive facilities:
Industrial and laboratory facilities (compared to a FY 1990 baseline):
- 20 percent by 2005
- 25 percent by 2010
Other federal facilities (compared to a FY 1985 baseline):
- 30 percent by 2005
- 35 percent by 2010
These energy reduction goals have been superseded by the more stringent requirements included in EPAct 2005 and EO 13423.
EO 13123 also required each federal agency to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions attributed to facility energy use by 30 percent by FY 2010 compared to FY 1990 baseline emissions. This requirement has been superseded by EO 13423.
The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992) required, among other things, that federal agencies reduce the energy intensity at all non-industrial facilities according to the following guidelines (compared to a FY 1985 baseline):
- 10 percent by FY 1995
- 20 percent by FY 2000
Energy intensive facilities such as EPA laboratories were exempt under EPAct 1992.