Contracting for Efficiency

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FEMP offers new eTraining on Federal Energy-Efficient Procurement


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents the new eTraining course, Contracting for Efficiency.


This course offers federal contracting officers a concise introduction to the the process of procuring energy-efficient products and includes actionable guidance as it applies throughout the contracting process. Federal buyers are required to purchase energy-efficient products by statute and executive order. In addition, energy-efficient procurement offers substantial energy and financial savings potential throughout the federal government. This course provides a detailed overview and guidance for meeting and benefitting from federal energy-efficient procurement requirements.


By completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of energy-efficient product procurement
  • Understand federal requirements to purchase energy-efficient products
  • Identify covered product categories subject to efficiency requirements in product and service contracts
  • Write compliant contracts that effectively communicate efficiency requirements to vendors
  • Verify the delivery of energy-efficient products
  • Utilize FEMP and ENERGY STAR web material to support these activities

The instructor for this course Christopher Payne, PhD, Research Scientist and Department Head for the Building and Industrial Applications Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


After completing a course evaluation and multiple-choice assessment, participants will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible for continuing education units.


FEMP eTraining courses are designed for Federal energy and facility managers, but are open to all individuals through the FEMP Training Search. Courses are hosted in partnership with the National Institute of Building Sciences Whole Building Design Guide.


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Speaker and Presenter Information

Christopher Payne, PhD, leads the Building and Industrial Applications Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research has focused on energy consumption decision-making in the non-residential sector, including organizational behavior related to energy efficiency and sustainability. He is an internationally recognized expert in the design and implementation of public sector sustainable acquisition programs.

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government



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