Contracting for Efficiency  

Course ID: 
FEMP38
Duration: 
2 Hours
Level: 
Intermediate
Prerequisites: 
None
AIA Learning Units: 
2.0 LU | HSW
USGBC GBCI: 
2.0 CE
LEED Category: 
Materials & Resources
FEMP IACET: 
0.20 CEU
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Federal buyers are required to purchase energy-efficient products by statute and executive order. In addition, energy-efficient procurement offers substantial energy and financial savings potential throughout the federal government. This course offers federal contracting officers with a concise introduction to the the process of procuring energy-efficient products and includes actionable guidance as it applies throughout the contracting process.

Instructor

Dr. Christopher Payne, Department Head, Building and Industrial Applications at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)   

The instructor for this course is Dr. Christopher Payne, Department Head, Building and Industrial Applications at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He leads the Building and Industrial Applications Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research has focused on energy consumption decision-making in the non-residential sector, including organizational behavior related to energy efficiency and sustainability. He is an internationally recognized expert in the design and implementation of public sector sustainable acquisition programs.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course, you will learn to:

  • Understand the benefits of energy-efficient product procurement;
  • Understand federal requirements to purchase energy-efficient products;
  • Identify covered product categories subject to efficiency requirements in product and service contracts;
  • Write compliant contracts that effectively communicate efficiency requirements to vendors;
  • Verify the delivery of energy-efficient products; and
  • Utilize FEMP and ENERGY STAR web material to support these activities.