The purpose of this memorandum is to set forth an agreement between the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Defense (DOD) for working toward the goals of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct), section 152,
Subtitle F, and Executive Order 12902, section 301, through the use of energy efficient, cost effective, and environmentally beneficial energy-efficient building technology and procedures. The parties recognize that widespread use of cost effective energy-efficient building designs and technologies in consideration with other energy efficient measures can improve personnel productivity, reduce emissions of many pollutants, reduce needless expenses, and improve the Nation’s energy security and economic competitiveness. Further they agree that Federal agencies have an opportunity to provide leadership in energy efficiency management practices. DOE, DOD, and EPA agree that ENERGY STAR@ and its logos are service marks of the United States Government as represented by the Administrator of EPA, and are subject to the provisions of Title 15, Chapter 22, United States Code, the various state laws applicable to trademarks, and this Memorandum of Understanding.