Strategies

Water conservation

  1. Reduce potable water use 26% by 2020 (from 2007 baseline)
  2. Reduce industrial water use 20% by 2020 (from 2010 baseline)
  3. Maximize use of recycled water

Green Building Goals and Strategies

  1. Ensure 15% of buildings greater than 5,000 sq ft meet guiding principles by FY2015
  2. Construct all new buildings over $5 million to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification or greater
  3. Meet guiding principles for new construction under $5 million
  4. Effectively consolidate operations and research to maximize cold shutdown of older buildings as new, energy-efficient buildings come online

Electricity Intensity Goals and Strategies

  1. Reduce energy intensity by 30% in goal-subject buildings by 2015
  2. Reduce energy use by 20% in excluded facilities to facilitate greenhouse gas reduction by 2020
  3. Reinvest utility cost savings in additional energy projects
  4. Create a platform for intelligent building and data center management

The major planned energy intensity reduction project is a new combined heat and power plant. Preliminary design is complete and the planning and contracting process is underway.