DOE Contractors Must Use|Environmental Standards

     WASHINGTON (CN) – Contractors who manage government owned facilities or vehicle fleets must use the same environmental standards and clean energy technologies required of the federal government when it operates its own fleets and facilities, according to rules released by the Department of Energy.

     The DOE rules were written to clarify administrative directives resulting from implementation of Executive Order 13423, “Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management,” issued Jan. 26, 2007, which ordered all federal agencies to conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities in an “environmentally, economically, and fiscally sound, integrated, continuously improving, efficient, and sustainable manner…”.
     Included in the new rules are requirements that contractors perform greenhouse gas emission inventories on the fleets and facilities that they operate and that they must review all new contracts and bulk purchases for energy efficiency, recyclable content, and the environmental impact of disposal at the end of an item’s usable life.
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