Energy Efficiency at EPA
Executive Order (EO) 13693 established energy intensity reduction requirements for federal agencies, offering two paths to compliance. Federal agencies that exceeded the previous EO 13423 goal of a 30 percent reduction in energy intensity by FY 2015 compared to FY 2003 may pursue a new goal of a 47.5 percent reduction by FY 2025 compared to FY 2003. Because EPA exceeded the previous goal, the Agency has elected to follow this alternative path to compliance. In FY 2016, EPA reduced its energy intensity 34.6 percent compared to the FY 2003 baseline. This accomplishment puts the Agency on track to meet its EO 13693 energy intensity reduction goal. EPA achieved these savings through a combination of improved space utilization, commissioning and capital investments to upgrade equipment and infrastructure.
More information is available about energy efficiency projects and results at EPA: