Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions, 86910 [2020-28928]

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DATES: CEQ issued the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions on December 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions are available at https://www.sustainability.gov/ resources.html. SUMMARY: Dee Siegel, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Federal Sustainability, at dee_s_siegel@ceq.eop.gov or (202) 395–5750. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with Executive Order 13834, ‘‘Efficient Federal Operations,’’ 1 and the ‘‘Implementing Instructions for Executive Order 13834 Efficient Federal FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1 83 PO 00000 FR 23771 (May 22, 2018). Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Operations,’’ 2 CEQ has issued Guidance number CEQ–OFS–2020–1 to assist Federal agencies in designing, locating, constructing, maintaining, and operating Federal buildings in a sustainable manner that increases efficiency and optimizes performance, consistent with their missions. The Guidance provides new flexibilities regarding the use of third-party green building certification systems, and provides a consistent government-wide portfolio approach for Federal agencies to design, mitigate, and measure the impact of their buildings. The Guidance replaces and supersedes the following CEQ guidance documents: (1) ‘‘Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions’’ (February 2016); (2) ‘‘Guidance for Federal Agencies on Sustainable Practices for Designed Landscapes’’ (October 2011) and addendum titled ‘‘Supporting the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators’’ (October 2014); and (3) ‘‘Implementing Instructions— Sustainable Locations for Federal Facilities’’ (September 2011). CEQ rescinds these prior guidance documents. The Guidance applies only to Federal agencies, operations, and programs. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 251 (Thursday, December 31, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and 
Associated Instructions

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: Consistent with Executive Order, ``Efficient Federal 
Operations,'' and the ``Implementing Instructions for Executive Order 
13834 Efficient Federal Operations,'' the Council on Environmental 
Quality (CEQ) has issued updated guidance to Federal agencies titled, 
``Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated 
Instructions'' (Guidance).

DATES: CEQ issued the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal 
Buildings and Associated Instructions on December 23, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and 
Associated Instructions are available at https://www.sustainability.gov/resources.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dee Siegel, Deputy Chief 
Sustainability Officer, Office of Federal Sustainability, at 
[email protected] or (202) 395-5750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  Consistent with Executive Order 13834, 
``Efficient Federal Operations,'' \1\ and the ``Implementing 
Instructions for Executive Order 13834 Efficient Federal Operations,'' 
\2\ CEQ has issued Guidance number CEQ-OFS-2020-1 to assist Federal 
agencies in designing, locating, constructing, maintaining, and 
operating Federal buildings in a sustainable manner that increases 
efficiency and optimizes performance, consistent with their missions. 
The Guidance provides new flexibilities regarding the use of third-
party green building certification systems, and provides a consistent 
government-wide portfolio approach for Federal agencies to design, 
mitigate, and measure the impact of their buildings. The Guidance 
replaces and supersedes the following CEQ guidance documents: (1) 
``Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated 
Instructions'' (February 2016); (2) ``Guidance for Federal Agencies on 
Sustainable Practices for Designed Landscapes'' (October 2011) and 
addendum titled ``Supporting the Health of Honey Bees and Other 
Pollinators'' (October 2014); and (3) ``Implementing Instructions--
Sustainable Locations for Federal Facilities'' (September 2011). CEQ 
rescinds these prior guidance documents. The Guidance applies only to 
Federal agencies, operations, and programs. Agencies are expected to 
follow the ``Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and 
Associated Instructions'' as part of their compliance with E.O. 13834.
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    \1\ 83 FR 23771 (May 22, 2018).
    \2\ 84 FR 19056 (May 3, 2019), https://www.sustainability.gov/pdfs/eo13834_instructions.pdf.

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(Authority: E.O. 13834, 83 FR 23771)

Mary B. Neumayr,
Chairman.
[FR Doc. 2020-28928 Filed 12-30-20; 8:45 am]
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