U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

EERE Communication Standards & Guidelines

Starting a Website

Planning is the most important part of any project and websites are no exception.  Before you start any Web project, you should know what approvals you will need from the Web Governance Team. Filling out the EERE project charter and knowing whether you need unique URLs or redirects will help you plan your work in advance.

Process and Approvals

Nearly every Web project has to get approval from the Web Governance Team to start and to go live. Learn about how to develop a Web project and when you need approval from the Web Governance Team.

Project Charters

Every project should have a charter.  EERE's charter will help you figure out the scope of your project.

Domains and URLs

Most websites on EERE are located at "eere.energy.gov."  If you want a marketing URL, a .GOV site, or even a .COM site, you need to get approval for your URL.

Redirects and Bookmarks

You may need redirects if you're going to retire an old website or move pages to another URL and you want to make sure your users can still find your content.