In 2015, President Obama directed federal agencies to work toward making facilities compliant with the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings. NNSA is pursuing the challenging high performance sustainable buildings goals and currently has 61 buildings that meet compliance, with 190 more buildings on their way to being compliant. NNSA is on track to meet or exceed sustainability goals for greenhouse gas reduction, energy intensity, water intensity, fleet, and renewable energy.
Improving the sustainability of NNSA facilities and infrastructure is an important part of NNSA’s ongoing efforts to modernize the enterprise and reduce annual operating costs. NNSA’s overarching strategy is to integrate sustainability goals into NNSA decision making and business processes. This strategic approach helps ensure all infrastructure investment decisions are made with sustainability in mind.