Executive Order 13514 Signed on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance

October 5, 2009

President Barack Obama signed an executive order focused on improving Federal environmental, energy, and economic performance. Executive Order 13514 (PDF 186 KB) expands the energy reduction and environmental requirements of Executive Order 13423 by making greenhouse gas management a priority for the Federal Government. Download Adobe Acrobat

"As the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. economy, the Federal Government can and should lead by example when it comes to creating innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, and use environmentally-responsible products and technologies," said President Obama. "This executive order builds on the momentum of the Recovery Act to help create a clean energy economy and demonstrates the Federal Government’s commitment, over and above what is already being done, to reducing emissions and saving money."  

Under the new executive order, Federal agencies are required to measure, manage, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions towards agency-defined targets. Agencies also must:  

  • Reduce vehicle fleet petroleum use 30% by 2020
  • Improve water efficiency 26% by 2020
  • Implement the 2030 net-zero-energy building requirement
  • Meet sustainability requirements across 95% of all applicable contracts
  • Develop and carry out an integrated strategic sustainability performance plan  

FEMP is currently working with Federal agencies to develop guidance and resources for the implementation of the new executive order. Additional information will be posted soon to the FEMP Web site.  

President Barack Obama participates in the CEQ Executive Order signing in the Oval Office, Oct. 5, 2009.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama participates in the CEQ Executive Order signing in the Oval Office, Oct. 5, 2009.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)