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Greening EPA

EPA GreenCheck

EPA established the GreenCheck process to track compliance with federal facility sustainability requirements, including:

The basis of the process is the GreenCheck form, which consolidates federal sustainability requirements and Agency goals into a user-friendly checklist that covers:

  • Sustainable sites
  • Energy consumption and renewable energy use
  • Water consumption
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Sustainable materials and waste management
  • Facility resiliency

EPA uses the GreenCheck process to evaluate the following types of projects at EPA-owned facilities:

  • New construction
  • Additions
  • Renovations
  • Alterations
  • Repairs

Each project is evaluated at project inception, and the GreenCheck form is updated as necessary during project planning, design and construction. The GreenCheck form remains a living document that is revised when new regulations or policies are issued. GreenCheck serves as a reminder to all EPA architecture, engineering and real estate professionals to keep sustainability at the forefront throughout the project life cycle.