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Sustainable Buildings

USDA is committed to increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and operating Buildings in a sustainable manner.  The recently-signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13514, “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance,” requires that the Federal Government lead by example to create a clean energy economy, promote energy security, and safeguard the environment.  Federal agencies must apply sustainable building strategies throughout their portfolio for all construction and major and minor renovations over 5,000 square feet.