High Performance Federal Buildings

Many federal facilities have succeeded in creating high performance buildings that save energy and reduce the environmental impact on our lives. We have captured a sampling of these successes in this High Performance Federal Buildings Database, a database showcasing examples of sustainable building projects in the federal government. Use the database to examine project details or to explore some construction or retrofit ideas for your facility.

FEMP is sponsoring this federal portal to the High Performance Buildings Database. FEMP also supports the Interagency Sustainability Working Group. This database contributes to the working group's purpose of exchanging information about federal agency sustainable design activities as demonstrated in these high performance federal building projects. The High Performance Buildings Database is research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy; it seeks to improve building performance measuring methods by collecting data on various factors that affect a building's performance, such as energy, materials, and land use. The database includes information from buildings around the world, ranging from homes and commercial interiors to large buildings and even whole campuses and neighborhoods. These may be certified "green" projects, or simply projects that have one or more notable environmental features. The information has been reviewed for consistency and presentation, but in most cases, the details have not been independently verified.

Project NameCreatedsort ascendingOwnerBuilding TypeLocationFloor Area (ft²)EUI (kBtu/ft²)Occupancy Date
U.S. EPA National Computer CenterMay 13, 2015U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyOffice; Data Center or Server FarmNC100,922499.061/2002
CDC Building 110Oct 31, 2014Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory SciencesOtherGA148,770484.208/2005
The Discovery CenterSep 4, 2014National Park ServiceEntertainment or Culture (e.g. Museum, Theater, Cinema, Sports Arena, Casino, Night Club)WY21,700151.978/2007
ORNL Office Building 3156Nov 11, 2009U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)Office; EducationTN6,940-1.479/2009
IRS Kansas City CampusOct 7, 2009General Services AdministrationManufacturing or Industrial with some Retail Space; Office; LodgingMO1,140,00010/2006
Wayne L. Morse United States CourthouseOct 7, 2009U.S. General Services AdministrationPublic Order and SafetyOR267,00011/2006
William J. Clinton Presidential CenterJun 22, 2009William J. Clinton FoundationSocial or Meeting (e.g. Community Center, Lodge, Meeting Hall, Convention Center, Senior Center); Recreation (e.g. Gymnasium, Health Club, Bowling Alley, Ice Rink, Field House, Indoor Racquet Sports); Library; Entertainment or Culture (e.g. Museum, Theater, Cinema, Sports Arena, Casino, Night Club)AR167,00011/2004
AFWA HQJan 22, 2009United States Air ForceOffice; Public Order and SafetyNE188,000288.376/2008
Molecular FoundryOct 26, 2008Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryOfficeCA94,500176.763/2006
NREL Science and Technology FacilityAug 22, 2007U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy LaboratoryCO71,347328.738/2006
CDC HeadquartersAug 1, 2007Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOffice; Public Order and SafetyGA354,526201.652/2006
Personnel Support Facility (PSF)Jan 28, 2007United States NavyEducation; Office; OtherVA37,75451.736/2004
Scowcroft BuildingAug 31, 2006Cottonwood Realty Services, LLCOfficeUT104,56972.721/2004
NAVFAC Building 33Aug 31, 2006Naval District WashingtonOfficeD.C.156,00090.197/1998
BPA Ampere AnnexAug 31, 2006Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)Manufacturing or Industrial with some Retail Space; OfficeWA3,00031.43
One and Two Potomac YardAug 3, 2006Potomac Yard Holding Company, LLCRetail Store; OfficeVA654,00037.125/2006
Bremerton BEQ Building 1044Apr 3, 2006Naval Base Kitsap-BremertonLodgingWA99,78632.4012/2004
Baca/Dlo'ay azhi Community SchoolAug 31, 2005Bureau of Indian AffairsElementary or Middle SchoolNM78,87532.988/2003
Jones Federal Building and CourthouseAug 31, 2005General Services AdministrationPublic Order and SafetyOH52,24071.409/2002
U.S. EPA Science and Technology CenterJul 4, 2005CB Richard EllisOfficeKS71,955271.004/2003
Seattle Terminal Radar Approach ControlJan 4, 2005Federal Aviation AdministrationTransportation TerminalWA52,115127.977/2003
Caribou Weather Forecast Office (WFO)Sep 9, 2004National Weather ServiceOfficeME8,375158.0910/2002
NREL Wind Site Entrance Building (SEB)Aug 15, 2004U.S. Department of EnergyOffice; OtherCO16016.7212/2002
STRI Research StationApr 18, 2004Smithsonian Tropical Research InstituteCollege or University7,53510.8710/2003
Alfred A. Arraj U.S. CourthouseAug 17, 2003General Services AdministrationPublic Order and SafetyCO318,85099.4111/2002