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Energy Action Month

October marks Energy Action Month. With President Obama’s March announcement of Executive Order 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, the federal government faces even more challenging goals to reduce energy consumption. Agencies are committed to stepping up and adopting more sustainable operations to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce taxpayer energy costs.

Through their participation in various high-profile programs and initiatives, including the Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge, the Capital Solar Challenge, and the Better Buildings Data Center Challenge, as well as through day-to-day operations and projects, federal agencies are working hard year-round to meet stringent energy management goals, and they continue to lead our nation to a secure, clean, and prosperous energy future.

For inspiration on how your agency can save energy and water and meet your agency’s critical mission goals, see Federal Energy and Water Management Awards where you’ll find information about model federal projects.

During Energy Action Month and throughout the year, the Federal Energy Management Program recommends the use of these resources to raise awareness of energy- and water-saving possibilities and support your agency’s mission.