Buy Energy-Efficient Products: A Guide for Federal Purchasers and Specifiers

Heidi Blakley

    Research output: NRELFact Sheet


    In a single year, energy-efficient product purchases could save the federal government almost a half billion dollars worth of energy. By purchasing products that exceed the minimum required efficiency levels, buyers can save the government even more energy and money. Federal employees and contractors must take an active role in ensuring that the government receives products that meet efficiency requirements. This document provides an overview of product purchasing requirements and shows you how to write compliant contracts, find funding, and confirm product compliance.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 2016

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-6A42-66621

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-102016-4880


    • compliant contracts
    • contractors
    • efficiency level
    • energy efficiency requirements
    • ENERGY STAR products
    • energy-efficient products
    • federal employees
    • federal purchasers
    • funding
    • product purchasing requirements


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