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Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers

Last updated: 07-22-2010

Additional Resources

  1. General Documents
    1. Executive Order 13423 Technical Guidance for Implementing the Five Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
    2. Sustainable Federal Facilities: A Guide to Integrating Value Engineering, Life Cycle Costing, and Sustainable Development (Federal Facilities Council Technical Report #142)
    3. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, U.S. Green Building Council, Version 2.1.
    4. Buying Energy Efficient Products
  2. Department of Defense
    1. Unified Facilities (Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency)
      1. Unified Facilities Criteria Program, Whole Building Design Guide
      2. Sustainable Planning, A Multi-Service Assessment (PDF), 1999
      3. Defense Environmental Network and Information Exchange (DENIX 2002)
    2. Army Corps of Engineers
      1. Environmental Operating Principles
      2. Technical Instructions 800-01 Design Criteria 20 July 1998
      3. Planning, Engineering, and Design of Sustainable Facilities and Infrastructure: An Assessment of the State of Practice. U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory. Brian Deal.
      4. Sustainable Design and Development Resource, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
      5. Engineering and Design - Sustainable Design for Military Facilities, ETL 1110-3-491 (PDF), May 2001.
      6. Green Building Practices Guide (PDF), Aberdeen Proving Ground Pollution Prevention Program Management Strategies, Green Building Practices.
    3. Naval Facilities Engineering Command
      1. Letter from Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command: Adopting the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System, July 2002.
      2. Letter from Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command: Sustainable Development Team Functional Coordinators, Jan. 2001.
      3. Military Construction General Project Development and Evaluation Guidance, Section k, Sustainable Design, July 2001.
    4. U.S. Air Force
      1. Air Force Civil Engineer Center
      2. Air Force Sustainable Development Policy
      3. AF Environmentally Responsible Facilities Guide/Brochure
      4. Air Force CE Sustainability Policy, Guidance Document, Dec. 2001.
      5. C&D Waste Management Guide
      6. Construction & Debris Pocket Guide (PDF)
      7. Engineering Technical Letter ETL 00-1 EPA Guideline Items in Construction and Other Civil Engineering Specifications
      8. ACC Sustainable Facilities Guide
      9. Air Force Water Conservation Guidebook, May 2002.
      10. UFC 3-440-02N O&M: Water Conservation, January 2004.
      11. AF Architectural Compatibility Design Guide (PDF)
      12. Architectural-Engineer Services with the Air Force (PDF)
      13. The Process, Creating an Installation Architectural Compatibility Plan
      14. Environmentally Sustainable Construction Brochure
      15. Guidance for Greening Military Installations, April 2000.
      16. Green Base of the Future, Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE)
      17. Green Base of the Future Charrette II (1-2 December 1999).
      18. Sustainable Development Toolbox
      19. Project Managers Guide for Design and Construction (PDF), June 2000.
  3. Department of Energy
    1. Roadmap for Integrating Sustainable Design into Site-Level Operation (PDF)
    2. Sustainable Development Resource Database
  4. Department of Health & Human Services
    1. NIH Design Policy and Guidelines
  5. Department of the Interior
    1. Website for the Greening of the National Park Service
    2. Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design
    3. The Sustainable Design and Construction Database, NPS Management Policies: Park Facilities, Release 2.0, Sept. 1996.
  6. Environmental Protection Agency
    1. Green Buildings Vision and Policy Statement
    2. Green Buildings Website
    3. Resources from EPA facilities that are actively incorporating green building principles:
      1. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
      2. Gulf Breeze, Florida
      3. Fort Meade, Maryland
      4. Chelmsford, Massachusetts
      5. Kansas City, Kansas, Science & Technology Center
    4. EPA Green-Lease Riders:
      1. Kansas City Regional Office, Nov. 1995.
      2. Kansas City Science & Technology Center, July 1999.
  7. General Services Administration
    1. Design Excellence Policies and Procedures
    2. Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service
    3. The Integrated Workplace: A Comprehensive Approach to Developing Workspace
    4. Real Property Sustainable Development Guide
    5. Memorandum from: Robert A. Peck, Commissioner: Planet GSA's "Build Green", August 1999.
  8. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    1. Code J Functional Leadership Strategy - CIC Pitch, Office of Management Systems, September 1999.
    2. Report on Sustainable Design, Design for Maintainability and Total Building Commissioning (PDF), March 2001.
    3. Design and Construction of Facilities, Facilities Engineering and Real Property Division.