Many federal facilities have succeeded in
creating high performance buildings that save energy and reduce the
environmental impact on our lives. We have captured a sampling of
these successes in this High Performance Federal Buildings Database,
a database showcasing examples of sustainable building projects in
the federal government. Use the database to examine project details
or to explore some construction or retrofit ideas for your facility.
FEMP is sponsoring this federal portal to the High Performance
Buildings Database. FEMP also supports the Interagency
Sustainability Working Group. This database contributes to the
working group's purpose of exchanging information about federal
agency sustainable design activities as demonstrated in these high
performance federal building projects. The High Performance
Buildings Database is research sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Energy; it seeks to improve building performance measuring methods
by collecting data on various factors that affect a building's
performance, such as energy, materials, and land use. The database
includes information from buildings around the world, ranging from
homes and commercial interiors to large buildings and even whole
campuses and neighborhoods. These may be certified "green" projects,
or simply projects that have one or more notable environmental
features. The information has been reviewed for consistency and
presentation, but in most cases, the details have not been
To find projects of interest, use any of the search options
listed on the left or select "list all projects" to see the entire
list. Each project description may or may not include details on
various aspects of its design process, costs, and/or environmental
performance. You can limit your search to projects that include
details in a particular topic area by using the "detailed search"
More information about this database is available in the
The High Performance
Buildings Database is provided by the U.S.
Department of Energy's Building Technology Program, High Performance
Buildings, and lists many more projects. We encourage you to
visit that site as well. Also see acknowledgments.
This High Performance Federal Buildings Database is provided by
the U.S. Department of
Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. Energy data
requirements for listing in the federal buildings database are
slightly less rigorous than those required for the High Performance
Buildings Database (please see the database entry
form instructions for details). We welcome you to submit green
or sustainable building projects to the database.
Additional information on FEMP resources and other federal
activities can be found in the Sustainable
Design & Operations and New
Construction/Retrofits Web sites. Further information and
resources to support sustainable design can be found in the Whole Building Design Guide.