Sustainable Federal Operations

Sustainable Federal Operations (SFO)

The Sustainable Federal Operations (SFO) Group brings together expertise in technology, development, and deployment to support the public sector in achieving energy, environmental and sustainability goals. Projects include alternative financing, institutional change, program evaluation, and sustainable operations.

SFO helps stakeholders use alternative financing methods for energy efficiency improvements, and has assisted in the creation and implementation of federal energy efficiency third-party financing vehicles such as energy savings performance contracts (ESPC), utility energy service contracts (UESC), and power purchase agreements (PPA) for decades.

The SFO's institutional change work provides support through activities and resources such as frameworks, case studies, webinars, workshops and training, and hands-on technical assistance.

SFO helps with program evaluation through services such as preparation of requests for proposals, project management, technical support, contractor oversight, evaluation reports, development of workshop materials, and studies.

The group's sustainable operations work helps facilities incorporate sustainability factors into operations by providing technical assistance to develop contract language, procurement systems, and reporting requirements that can make sustainable acquisition standard operating practice.

 

Staff

Yaw Agyeman (510) 495-2574
Philip Coleman (610) 604-0170
Shankar Earni (510) 486-7126
Christopher Payne (510) 495-2577
Gerald Robinson (510) 486-5769

Publications by Organization

2016

Bunch, S. and C. T. Payne, Contracting for Efficiency. A Best Practices Guide for Energy -Efficient Product Procurement, Federal Energy Management Program Office, Washington, D.C., 2016.

2015

Coleman, P., Escalation Rates in Energy Savings Performance Contracts, Energy Engineering, vol. 112, no. 5, 2015.
Coleman, P., Guide to Promoting an Energy Efficient Public Sector (PePS). United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2015.
Scheib, J., P. Coleman, and S. Pless, Realizing High-Performance Buildings. 2015.
Agyeman, Y. O., Steady Hand at the Wheel: Using an Incremental, Systematic Approach to Promote an Evaluation Culture in a Federal Organization, International Energy Program Evaluation Conference. Long Beach, CA, 2015.

2014

Earni, S., Advanced Metering Implementations - A Perspective from Federal Sector, in 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, California, 2014.
Coleman, P., S. Earni, and C. H. Williams, Could what that ESCO sales rep said really be true? Savings realization rates in ESPC versus bid-to-spec projects, in 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA, 2014.
Mercado, A. C., R. Mitchell, S. Earni, R. C. Diamond, and E. Alschuler, Enabling Interoperability through a Common Language for Building Performance Data, 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2014.
Payne, C. T., H. Y. Iris Cheung, and E. Fisher, Evolution of Energy Efficiency Programs Over Time: The Case of Standby Power, in 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 2014.

2013

Malone, E. L., R. C. Diamond, A. K. Wolfe, T. Sanquist, C. T. Payne, and J. Dion, Sustainable Behavior, Sustain: "Implementing Sustainability: The Behavioral-Institutional Dimension", vol. Spring/Summer 2013, no. 28, pp. 28-32, 2013.

2012

Fujita, K. S. and M. Taylor, Achieved and Potential Energy Savings through Energy Efficient Procurement, Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012.
Taylor, M. and K. S. Fujita, Program Potential: Estimates of Federal Energy Cost Savings from Energy Efficient Procurement, Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012.
Taylor, M. and K. S. Fujita, The Path to Savings: Understanding the Federal Purchase of Energy-Consuming Products, Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012.
Payne, C. T., The Role of Business Systems in Achieving Market Transformation, in Procurement, Innovation and Green Growth: The story continues.., no. Published by the Interna, 2012.

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