Executive Order (E.O.) 13834, Efficient Federal Operations, was signed on May 17, 2018. Click on the topics below for links to relevant U.S. codes, public laws, guidance, and resources to assist agencies in implementing E.O. 13834. The Implementing Instructions for E.O. 13834, Efficient Federal Operations, issued on April 30, 2019, includes directives to update existing technical guidance to support effective implementation. Guidance listed below may be under review; revised guidance and other resources will be added to this page as they are updated and released.
E.O. Sec. 2(a): Achieve and maintain annual reductions in building energy use and implement energy efficiency measures that reduce costs.
E.O. Sec. 2(b): Meet statutory requirements relating to the consumption of renewable energy and electricity.
E.O. Sec. 2(c): Reduce potable and non-potable water consumption, and comply with stormwater management requirements.
E.O. Sec. 2(d): Utilize performance contracting to achieve energy, water, building modernization, and infrastructure goals.
E.O. Sec. 2(e): Ensure that new construction and major renovations conform to applicable building energy efficiency requirements and sustainable design principles; consider building efficiency when renewing or entering into leases; implement space utilization and optimization practices; and annually assess and report on building conformance to sustainability metrics.
E.O. Sec. 2(f): Implement waste prevention and recycling measures and comply with all Federal requirements with regard to solid, hazardous, and toxic waste management and disposal.
E.O. Sec. 2(g): Acquire, use, and dispose of products and services, including electronics, in accordance with statutory mandates for purchasing preference, Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements, and other applicable Federal procurement policies.
E.O. Sec. 2(h): Track and, as required by section 7(b) of this order, report on energy management activities, performance improvements, cost reductions, greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water savings, and other appropriate performance measures.
Agencies must continue to meet statutory fleet management requirements, including petroleum reduction, acquisition of alternative fueled and low emitting vehicles, and use of alternative fuel.