EO 13514


Executive Order 13514 "Federal Leadership in Environmental Energy and Economic Performance



  • The President signed Executive Order (EO) on October 5, 2009.
  • EO 13514 does not rescind/eliminate the requirements of EO 13423, but instead expands upon the energy reduction and environmental performance requirements with added emphasis on sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions

Purpose of the EO

  • The goal of EO 13514 is "to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) a priority for Federal agencies."
  • Directs Federal agencies to:
    • Increase energy efficiency
    • Measure, report and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from direct and indirect activities
    • Conserve and protect water resources through efficiency, reuse, and stormwater management
    • Eliminate waste, recycle, and prevent pollution
    • Leverage agency acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies and environmentally preferable materials, products, and services
    • Design, construct, maintain, and operate high performance sustainable buildings in sustainable locations
    • Support sustainable communities

DoD Implementation

  • DoD established Dr. Ashton Carter (Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) as the Senior Sustainability Officer
  • A Sustainability Steering Committee will be established with a charter and objectives to facilitate execution of the DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan
  • DoD is developing a Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) in accordance with EO 13514, which identifies performance-based goals and sub-goals, provides a methodology to meet the goals including investment strategies, and outlines a plan for reporting on performance.

Regulatory Guidance

EO 13514 - Federal Leadership in Environmental Energy and Economic Performance (PDF)

Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 194 Thursday, October 5, 2009

DoD EO 13514 Policy Memoranda

Senior Sustainability Officer Designation Memorandum (PDF)

November 18, 2009

Leadership in Environment, Energy, and Economic Performance Memorandum (PDF)

January 6, 2010

Implementing Executive Order 13514 Memorandum (PDF)

12 April 2010

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