Energy-Efficient Product Purchasing
|Title||Legal Authority||Originating Legislation||Summary|
|Definitions||42 U.S.C. § 8259b(b)||EPAct 2005 § 104||
Definitions under 42 U.S.C. § 8259b(b) says that an "ENERGY STAR product" is rated for energy efficiency under an ENERGY STAR program. A "designated product" is designated under the Federal Energy Management Program as being among the highest 25% of equivalent products for energy efficiency. The term "product" does not include any energy consuming product or system designed or procured for combat or combat-related missions.
|ENERGY STAR and FEMP-Designated Products Procurement Requirements||42 U.S.C. § 8259b(b)||EPAct 2005 § 104||
ENERGY STAR and FEMP-Designated Products Procurement Requirements under 42 U.S.C. § 8259b(b) says that Federal agencies are required to incorporate energy-efficiency criteria consistent with ENERGY STAR and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) designated products for all procurements involving energy-consuming products and services. Agencies are exempt from procuring ENERGY STAR products or FEMP-designated products if:
|Electric Motors and Air-Conditioning Maintenance||42 U.S.C. § 8259b(d)||EPAct 2005 § 104||
Electric Motors and Air-Conditioning Maintenance under 42 U.S.C. § 8259b(d) says that in the case of electric motors of 1 to 500 horsepower, agencies are to select only premium efficient motors that meet a standard designated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Agencies are also encouraged to take actions to maximize the efficiency of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
|Federal Purchasing Requirement||42 U.S.C. § 8259b(e)(2)-(4)||EISA 2007 § 524||
Federal Purchasing Requirement under 42 U.S.C. § 8259b(e)(2)-(4) says that agencies are to buy products with low standby power of not more than 1 watt if the lower-wattage product is life cycle cost effective and if the performance of the product is not compromised.
|Procurement of Alternative or Synthetic Fuels||42 U.S.C. § 17142||EISA 2007 § 526||
Procurement of Alternative or Synthetic Fuels under 42 U.S.C. § 17142 says that agencies are not to enter into procurement contracts for an alternative or synthetic fuel (other than for research or testing) unless the contract specifies that the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and combustion of the fuel is less than or equal to emissions from an equivalent conventional fuel.