Federal Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products

April 2, 2010 - 12:00pm

The US federal government is the largest volume buyer of energy-consuming products in the world. By procuring energy-efficient products, federal buyers can reduce energy consumption and achieve cost savings. The aggregate effect of these purchasing decisions is enormous. In addition to improving the federal government's energy performance, federal procurement of energy-efficient products can also have an impact on the world-wide market. By setting a clear standard for energy performance, federal procurement requirements can shift the market toward greater production of energy-efficient products. That, in turn, improves availability and reduces cost for all consumers. LBNL's Washington DC Projects Office has had a long history of involvement with federal procurement. From the Federal Procurement Challenge in the early '90s to Executive Orders in the early '00s to today's EPAct and EISA statutory requirements, the Washington, DC office has played an integral role in providing technical and policy analysis to DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). This talk will discuss the analytic process by which LBNL makes recommendations to FEMP regarding energy-efficiency standards used in federal procurement. BIO: Dr. Christopher Payne is a research scientist and leader of the Washington, DC Projects office of LBNL. His research focuses on organizational decision-making, particularly in the commercial and public sectors. In this application, the research examines methods of using the aggregated power of US federal sector operations to enhance the global market for energy efficiency and sustainability. He received his PhD in Energy and Environmental Policy from the College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware.

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