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Energy Laws, Requirements & Information

  1. Cut energy use (Btus/sf/year) 3% per year from FY 2006 to FY 2015 with a base year of FY2003 in its "Standard and Industrial" facilities.
  2. Install meters on all its applicable facilities where practicable by October 1, 2012.
  3. Plan for and include specifications for energy efficient (Energy Star or FEMP designated products). These products are to be utilized when they are life-cycle cost effective and available.
  4. Purchase premium efficient electric motors (1-500 HP).
  5. Design its new buildings to perform 30% better than the ASHRAE 90.1 or the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code, if life-cycle cost effective.
  6. Not use less than 3% renewable energy by FY 2007, 5% by FY 2010 and 7.5% by FY 2013 for its total consumed energy. At least half of the renewable energy used must come from new sources (placed in service after January 1, 1999). Renewable energy produced and used on federal property can be doubled. Hydro modifications (HMOD) can count as renewable provided it is a “new source”.
  7. Increase the efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment through cleaning, maintenance, and the use of treatments or additives to water based systems
  8. Complete, for each calendar year, a comprehensive energy and water evaluation for approximately 25% of TVA’s “Covered Facilities".  Covered Facilities must represent 75% of the total agency energy use including excluded facilities.
  9. Perform recommissioning and retro commissioning on Covered Facilities.  As part of the comprehensive energy surveys the energy manager shall identify and assess recommissioning measures (or, if the facility has never been commissioned, retro commissioning measures) for each such facility.
  10. Implement any energy- or water-saving measure that the Federal agency identified in the evaluation that is life-cycle cost-effective.  Enter Covered Facility energy use and survey data into a government wide web based tracking system.
  11. New buildings and major renovations must reduce fossil fuel energy use:
      55% if built/renovated in 2010
      65% if built/renovated in 2015
      80% if built/renovated in 2020
      90% if built/renovated in 2025
      100% if built/renovated in 2030
  12. Ensure that contracts entered into for contractor operation of agency owned facilities or vehicles require the contractor to comply with all the EO requirements to the same extent as the agency is required.
  13. Ensure that all agreements, permits, leases, licenses or other legally-binding obligations between the agency and a tenant or concessionaire require that the tenant or concessionaire take actions needed to meet EO requirements to the extent that the agency head deems appropriate.


Additional requirements are listed in the links below:

Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct92)

Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05)
TVA Guide

Executive Order 13423 - Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management
TVA Guide

Instructions For Implementing Executive Order 13423

Facility Energy management Guidelines and Criteria for Energy and Water Evaluations in Covered Facilities

10 CFR Parts 434 and 435 - Energy Code for New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High Rise Residential Buildings.
TVA Guide

Processes to incorporate the above requirements are listed below:

TVA Agency Wide "Internal Energy Efficiency Process" - incorporates energy efficiency, water efficiency, and sustainability into its buildings and operations.

TVA "Resource Efficient Building Design Process" - incorporates energy efficiency, water efficiency, and sustainability into its managed building renovation and new construction.

Additional energy-saving resources:

Simple Guide to TVA IEMP




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