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This page provides links to CEQ guidance and Federal resources for sustainability, energy, and environmental performance.

Council on Environmental Quality Guidance

Executive Order Implementation Guidance

Executive Order (E.O.) 13834, Efficient Federal Operations, was signed on May 17, 2018. CEQ has issued further guidance to agencies for meeting E.O. 13834 goals, including tracking progress and performance, best practices, and key resources for implementation in the Implementing Instructions for E.O. 13834, Efficient Federal Operations.

Links to E.O. 13834 resources by topic can be found here.

Technical Guidance

The guidance documents listed below provide technical information to support agencies in implementing sustainability policies and programs.

Guidance documents issued under prior Executive Orders are under review and may be revised. Federal agencies may continue to refer to this guidance, unless revised or revoked, particularly with regard to established procedures, reporting processes, definitions, and technical matters.

Archived Guidance and Resources


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