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DOE/EE RIN: 1904-AB96 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Clean Energy for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings  

This rulemaking implements provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) that require the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to establish revised-performance standards for the construction of all new Federal buildings, including commercial, multi-family high-rise residential and low-rise residential buildings. This rulemaking will specifically address the reduction of fossil fuel-generated energy consumption in new buildings and buildings undergoing major renovations, as well as how agencies may petition DOE for a downward adjustment of the requirements if they believe meeting required energy reduction levels would be technically impracticable. DOE has published a supplemental proposal with a new focus that accounts for the needs of Federal agencies and the goals of President Biden’s Administration and responds to comments received on prior rulemaking documents. This document proposes revised Federal building energy performance standards that would require reductions in Federal agencies’ on-site use of fossil fuels (which include coal, petroleum, natural gas, oil shales, bitumens, tar sands, and heavy oils) consistent with the targets of ECPA and EISA and provides processes by which agencies can petition DOE for the downward adjustment of said targets for buildings. This effort was previously reported as the Fossil Fuel-Generated Energy Consumption Reduction for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings rulemaking. 

Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 433    10 CFR 435   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 6834(a)(3)(D)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Subject to the requirements in 42 U.S.C. 6834(a)(3)(D)   
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/15/2010  75 FR 63404   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/14/2010    
Supplemental NPRM  10/14/2014  79 FR 61693   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End  12/15/2014 
Supplemental NPRM  12/21/2022  87 FR 78382   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End  02/21/2023 
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period Reopened  02/27/2023  88 FR 12267   
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  03/23/2023 
Final Action  03/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jeremiah Williams
Project Manager, EE-5B
Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 441-1288