Energy-Efficient Product Procurement  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


0.2 CEU

Energy-Efficient Product Procurement outlines how to meet executive order and Federal
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements on purchasing FEMP designated and ENERGY STAR products. First Thursday Seminars are FEMP training opportunities targeting Federal energy, environmental, and fleet professionals offered at no cost by leading experts. The training sessions are delivered live via satellite or through streaming media at your desktop. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the training session. It is important to test your system and trouble shoot any issues before signing on the day of the training. Troubleshooting links are provided below.


Dr. Christopher Payne, Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   

Christopher Payne is a research scientist specializing in energy efficiency and sustainability in the Federal sector. He has supported FEMP's Buying Energy Efficient Products program since its inception in the early 1990s. Dr. Payne earned a bachelor's of arts in physics and a concentration in technology and policy studies from Carleton College, a master's of science in science and technology studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a doctorate in urban affairs and public policy from the University of Delaware. Dr. Payne's research activities include use of public sector procurement as a technology diffusion and market transformation mechanism; development, implementation, and evaluation of public sector sustainability policies; and institutional/organizational decision-making related to energy and environmental performance and practice. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional.

Amanda Sahl, Federal Energy Management Program   

Amanda Sahl serves as program lead for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Energy-Efficient Product Procurement program. Ms. Sahl leads the effort to help agencies meet mandates to procure ENERGY STAR labeled and FEMP designated energy-efficient products. She previously led FEMP's Federal Fleet Management program and has worked for the Department of Energy since 2007. She is a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) and a LEED Green Associate. Prior to joining DOE, Ms. Sahl received her Master's of Environmental Science from Yale University.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Discuss the legal basis and benefits of the Energy Efficient Product Procurement Programs;
  • Explain how FEMP identifies designated product categories and sets efficiency requirements for federal procurement;
  • Describe the FEMP Standby program;
  • Explain how the ENERGY STAR program functions and the resources available to support federal facilities and energy managers; and
  • List FEMP resources to support facilities managers in making energy efficient product purchases.