Executive Orders 13514 & 13423 and Associated Documents
Executive Order (EO) 13514
Order (EO) 13514, "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic
Performance," was signed by President Obama on October 5, 2009. This EO does
not rescind/eliminate the requirements of
EO 13423. Instead, it expands on the energy reduction
and environmental performance requirements for Federal agencies identified in
EO 13423. 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."
In addition to guidance,
recommendations, and plans which are due by specific dates, EO 13514 lays out
the following numerical targets for agencies:
Reduce petroleum consumption by 2% per year
through FY2020 (applies to agencies with fleets of more than 20 vehicles)
Potable water intensity by 2% per year through
FY2020 (26% total reduction) (Baseline FY2007).
Industrial, landscaping, and agricultural
water intensity by 2% per year through FY2020 (20% total reduction)
Achieve 50% or higher diversion rate in
non-hazardous solid waste by FY2015.
Achieve 50% or higher diversion rate in
construction and demolition materials and debris by FY2015.
Ensure at least 15% of existing buildings and
leases (>5,000 gross sq ft) meet the Guiding Principles by FY2015, with
continued progress towards 100%.
Ensure 95% of all new contracts, including
non-exempt contract modifications, require products and services that are
energy-efficient, water-efficient, bio-based, environmentally preferable,
non-ozone depleting, contain recycled-content, and are non-toxic or
This EO also sets non-numerical targets
that agencies must reach, including:
Increase renewable energy and renewable energy generation on agency
Pursue opportunities with vendors and contractors to reduce GHG emissions
(i.e., transportation options and supply chain activities).
Reduce building energy intensity.
Ensure all new Federal buildings that enter the planning process in 2020 and
thereafter are designed to achieve zero-net-energy standards by 2030.
Use low GHG emitting vehicles, including AFVs, and optimize the number of
vehicles in agency fleets.
Implement water management strategies including water-efficient and low-flow
Implement source reduction to minimize waste and pollutant generation.
Decrease use of chemicals directly associated with GHG emissions.
Participate in transportation planning and recognize existing infrastructure
Ensure procurement preference for EPEAT-registered electronic products.
Beyond targets, EO 13514 calls
for specific management strategies to improve sustainability including:
Develop and implement innovative, agency-specific policies
and practices to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions in agency operations.
Manage existing buildings to reduce energy, water, and
Implement and achieve objectives in EPA's Stormwater
Management Guidance (§14).
Reduce paper use and acquire paper containing at least 30%
Minimize the acquisition, use, and disposal of toxic and
Employ environmentally sound practices for the disposition of
all agency excess or surplus electronic products.
Procure Energy Star and FEMP-designated electronic equipment.
Continue implementation of existing EMS programs.
Executive Order (EO) 13423
Executive Order 13423,
“Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management,”
was signed by President Bush on January 24, 2007. EO 13423
instructs Federal agencies to conduct their environmental, transportation, and
energy-related activities under the law in support of their respective missions
in an environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continuously
improving, efficient, and sustainable manner. The Order sets goals in the
Toxic chemical reduction
EO 13423 rescinds several
previous EOs, including EO 13101, EO 13123, EO 13134, EO 13148, and EO 13149. In
addition, the order requires more widespread use of Environmental Management
Systems (EMS) as the framework in which to manage and continually improve these
EO 13423 Guidance Document
On March 29,2007 the following Guidance Document was released:
Instructions for Implementing Executive Order 13423.
- DOE Order 436.1,
Departmental Sustainability, final issued May 2, 2011.
How the Laboratory plans to meet the conditions of EO 13514 and DOE Order 436.1
in BNL's current year Site Sustainability Plan (SSP).
2013 Site Sustainability
Plan; 2012 Site Sustainability
Plan; 2011 Site Sustainability Plan;
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