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The Office of Federal Sustainability (OFS) coordinates policy to promote energy and environmental sustainability across Federal Government operations, which encompass more than 360,000 buildings, 660,000 vehicles, and $470 billion in purchased goods and services annually.

Established in 1993, OFS is housed within the White House Council on Environmental Quality and stewards the Interagency Steering Committee on Federal Sustainability. The Office works across Federal agencies, departments, and other White House components to ensure effective implementation and achievement of statutory requirements and Administration goals related to Federal energy and environmental performance. It also coordinates implementation of programs and initiatives to improve facility and vehicle fleet efficiency, promote adoption of efficient technologies, and modernize Federal facilities and operations through the sound use of taxpayer dollars.

Federal Sustainability in Action

See energy and water consumption data and key highlights below.

Federal Agency Sustainability Performance Data

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The Federal Government

  • Manages more than 360,000 buildings and 660,000 vehicles

  • Is the largest energy consumer in the nation

  • Reduced building energy use per square foot by more than 5% from 2015 to 2016

  • Reduced potable water use by more than 23% since 2007

  • Uses renewable energy to power more than 14% of its facility energy needs

  • Tripled alternative fuel use since 2005

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