Sustainability

EO 13834

Background

  • The President signed the Executive Order (EO) 13834 on May 17, 2018.
  • Implementing instructions from the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) are pending.
  • EO 13834 revokes EO 13693 "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade."

Purpose of the EO

  • This EO affirms "that agencies shall meet such statutory requirements in a manner that increases efficiency, optimizes performance, eliminates unnecessary use of resources, and protects the environment."
  • EO 13834 directs Federal agencies to:
    • Achieve and maintain annual reductions in building energy use and implement energy efficiency measures that reduce costs
    • Meet statutory requirements relating to the consumption of renewable energy and electricity
    • Reduce potable and non-potable water consumption, and comply with stormwater management requirements
    • Utilize performance contracting to achieve energy, water, building modernization, and infrastructure goals
    • 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
    • Implement waste prevention and recycling measures and comply with all Federal requirements with regard to solid, hazardous, and toxic waste management and disposal
    • 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
    • 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

DoD Implementation

  • DoD designated the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment as the Department of Defense’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
  • The Sustainability Steering Committee established under EO 13514 continues to implement and meet the goals of EO 13834.

DoD continues to develop an annual Sustainability Report and Implementation Plan (SRIP), which includes implementation status, operational issues, and strategies to advance its mission through resilient infrastructure and business practices that improve performance and affordability.

EO 13834 Federal Guidance

EO 13834, Efficient Federal Operations

EO 13834 – Efficient Federal Operations (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/22/2018-11101/efficient-federal-operations)

Federal Register, Vol. 83, No. 99, Tuesday, May 22, 2018

EO 13834 was signed by President Trump on May 17, 2018, and revoked EO 13693, among other memoranda.  The goal of EO 13834 is to assure agencies meet such statutory requirements in a manner that increases efficiency, optimizes performance, eliminates unnecessary use of resources, and protects the environment

Implementing Instructions for EO 13834 (pending)