E.O. 13693: Recent Developments, Implementation Updates, and Opportunities  

Course ID: 
1.5 Hours


AIA Learning Units: 
1.5 LU | HSW
0.20 CEU
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This First Thursday Seminar will provide updates on E.O. 13693 in the following areas: energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions, electronic stewardship, sustainable acquisition, waste reduction and pollution prevention, climate adaptation, and environmental management systems. The seminar will cover major goals of E. O. 13693 and provide examples of technologies and concepts the Department of Energy and other federal agencies are using to meet the goals. The seminar will also cover assistance that FEMP provides to other federal agencies, with a special focus on how to use performance contracting, including UESCs and ESPCs, to meet E.O. 13693 compliance goals.


John Shonder, Director, Sustainability Performance Office, U.S. Department of Energy   

John Shonder is the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Sustainability Performance Office (SPO). Most recently, Mr. Shonder served as Program Manager for Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) support to DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), managing efforts to increase the value of performance-based contracts to federal agencies.

Josh Silverman, Director, Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship, U.S. Department of Energy   

Josh Silverman is Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship. Dr. Silverman supports Department of Energy sites and offices with minimizing the environmental impacts from their mission-related activities, emphasizing integrated, collaborative approaches to implementing effective sustainability and environmental programs.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand provisions outlined in Executive Order 13693 and how these differ from previous Executive Orders;
  • Identify strategies for implementing and financing E.O. 13693 provisions;
  • Determine opportunities to customize E.O 13693 strategic sustainability plans for individual agencies and missions; and
  • Learn about opportunities to improve energy efficiency, pollution prevention, climate change planning, and environmental management systems in the federal context.