2016 Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions
Dated February 2016, this document updates and replaces the December 2008 Guiding Principles to: 1) Reflect the evolution of sustainable building design, construction, and operating practices since 2008, 2) Increase the economic and environmental benefits of Federal investments in facilities, 3) Enhance occupant health, wellness, and productivity, 4) Include climate resilience in building design, construction, and operations, and protect Federal facilities investments from the potential impacts of climate change, and 5) Provide information on tracking agency green building performance. Guidance documents issued under prior Executive Orders are under review and may be revised. Federal agencies may continue to refer to this guidance, unless revised or revoked, particularly with regard to established procedures, reporting processes, definitions, and technical matters.
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