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.
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.
Every project should have a charter. EERE's charter will help you figure out the scope of your project.
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.
You may need redirects if you're going to retire an old website and you want to make sure users get to the correct site or page. Proxies are uncommonly used on EERE, and need special approval before they are used.