[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10843-10844]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04563]


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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Guiding Principles for Sustainable 
Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions and Determining 
Compliance with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal 
Buildings.

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SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has issued

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updated guidance to Federal agencies outlining the key principles and 
primary requirements for the design, construction, modernization, and 
operation of new and existing sustainable Federal buildings, as 
required under Executive Order 13693 (``E.O. 13693''), ``Planning for 
Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade,'' signed by President Obama 
on March 19, 2015, 80 FR 15871, March 25, 2015. Section 4(f) of E.O. 
13693 calls for ``revised Guiding Principles for both new and existing 
Federal buildings . . .'' to support Federal efforts to improve the 
environmental performance, climate resilience, and occupant health and 
wellness as well as increase the operating efficiency of Federal 
buildings.

DATES: The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and 
Associated Instructions and Determining Compliance with the Guiding 
Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings were issued on February 
26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and 
Associated Instructions and Determining Compliance with the Guiding 
Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings, are available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/sustainability.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Porter, Office of Federal 
Sustainability, at [email protected] or (202) 395-5750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The guidance documents apply only to Federal 
agencies, operations, and programs. Agencies are expected to follow the 
Guiding Principles documents as part of their compliance with E.O. 
13693.

    Authority:  E.O. 13693, 80 FR 15871.

    Dated: February 26, 2016.
Christine Harada,
Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, Council on Environmental Quality.
[FR Doc. 2016-04563 Filed 3-1-16; 8:45 am]
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