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.
Dr. Christopher Payne, Department Head, Building and Industrial Applications at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Read Bio
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.
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.
NOTE: The executive order(s) cited in this course has/have been revoked and superseded by the latest executive order(s). For information on the latest federal energy and environmental policies, visit the Office of Federal Sustainability Council on Environmental Quality website.