Tag Archives: Executive Order 13514

GSA Proposes Zero Environmental Footprint

Executive Order (EO) 13514 continues to have enormous implications for the green building industry.  As you’ll recall, EO 13514 requires that federal agencies comply with a number of green building stipulations, including 95% of all applicable contracts meet sustainability requirements.  While the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) invested over $25 billion in green building … Continue Reading

White House Developing Emissions Reporting for Contractors

On Friday, we discussed Navy contracting requirements for tracking "energy efficiency" and "energy footprints."  When I first learned of these requirements, I was reminded of Executive Order 13514.  We have already discussed Executive Order 13514 in terms of the green building industry, but the Order also contains provisions relating to greenhouse gas emissions. I don’t … Continue Reading

Does Executive Order Signal Shift in Green Building Regulations?

Executive Order 13514 requires that, going forward, 95 percent of federal buildings must comply with "sustainability requirements." Section 2(h) of the Executive Order provides more details on the new green federal contracting requirements:  [T]he head of the agency shall . . . advance sustainable acquisition to ensure that 95 percent of new contract actions including … Continue Reading

Executive Order Will Require More Federal Green Building

President Barack Obama recently signed Executive Order 13514, which sets numerous green requirements for the federal government. The EO will certainly impact the green building industry. According to the White House’s Press Release, the Executive Order requires agencies to meet a number of energy, water and waste reduction goals: 26% improvement in water efficiency by … Continue Reading