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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AD62 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing a rule to implement provisions of the Energy Conservation and Production Act, as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (ECPA), which require DOE to establish sustainable design principles for the siting, design, and construction of certain new Federal buildings and major renovations of Federal buildings (42 U.S.C. 6834(a)(3)). In addition, this rule would also establish regulations that require water conservation technologies and solar hot water heaters be applied to the extent life-cycle cost effective (42 U.S.C. 6834 (a)(3)(A)(ii)).  DOE previously issued a final rule under RIN 1904-AD62 that established standards for the use of third-party green building certification systems in the design of new Federal buildings which may be used in lieu of the Federal sustainable design standards that will be addressed in the forthcoming supplemental proposed rule (79 FR 61563).

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 433    10 CFR 435   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6834(a)(3)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to requirements in 42 U.S.C. 6834(a)(3)   
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM (1904-AC13) Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design Standards for New Federal Buildings  05/28/2010  75 FR 29933   
NPRM (1904-AC13) Comment Period End   07/27/2010 
Final Rule (1904-AC13) Green Building Certification Systems for Federal Buildings  10/14/2014  79 FR 61563   
Final Rule (1904-AC13) Green Building Certification Systems for Federal Building Effective  11/13/2014 
Supplemental NPRM  05/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Split from 1904-AC13 
Agency Contact:
Nicolas Baker
Office of Federal Energy Management Program, EE-2L
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-8215