Executive Order 13514
Federal Leadership, Energy, and Economic Performance
Position yourself as a preferred supplier to U.S. federal agencies as they fulfill Executive Order (EO 13514) requirements through independent certification by SCS Global Services. The goal of EO 13514 is "to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) a priority for Federal agencies."
Take advantage of our many service offerings that are directly aligned with the mission and mandate of EO 13514, including:
- Carbon Footprint Measurement and Verification
- Environmentally Preferable Product
- Life Cycle Assessment
- Whole Building LCAs
- Recycled Content Certification
- Energy Efficiency Claim Validation
Meeting EO 13514
Find out how we can help you meet the following EO 13514 specifications, including reporting greenhouse gases under Scopes 1, 2 and 3.
"...Federal agencies shall increase energy efficiency..." (EO13514 Section 1)
SCS validates energy efficiency claims for any product in relationship to a current baseline for that product category.
Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Reduction
"...measure, report, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from direct and indirect activities..." (EO13514 Section 1)
"In establishing the target, the agency head shall consider reductions associated with: (i) pursuing opportunities with vendors and contractors to address and incorporate incentives to reduce greenhouse gas ..." (EO13514 Section 2)
SCS can measure your carbon footprint and those of your upstream supply chain, and provide the Scope 1, 2 and 3 documentation federal agencies are requesting. We are accredited to conduct GHG inventories and verify carbon offset projects for organizations under The Carbon Registry (TCR), the American Carbon Registry (ACR), the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the World Resources Institute (WRI) Greenhouse Gas Protocol, and others.
"...eliminate waste, recycle, and prevent pollution..." (EO13514 Section 1)
SCS provides independent certification of your recycling program, and in addition, certifies the recycled content in products. This helps agencies verify that you are reducing wastes in your operations and reducing pressure on natural resources.
Environmentally Preferable Materials
"...leverage agency acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies and environmentally preferable materials, products, and services..." (EO13514 Section 1)
Certification of your product as an Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP), based on life cycle assessment, establishes your leadership and helps your product stand out. This certification is applicable to materials, products, and services.
High-Performance Sustainable Buildings
"...design, construct, maintain, and operate high performance sustainable buildings in sustainable locations..." (EO13514 Section 1)
Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) determines environmental and human health impacts during all stages of a building's life, from design through demolition. Each stage can be assessed independently in real time, benefiting building professionals and facility managers in their efforts to design, construct and operate high-performance sustainable buildings.
"...inform Federal employees about and involve them in the achievement of these goals." (EO13514 Section 1)
Employee ecoprofiles, developed as part of the Whole Building LCA program, provide building occupants with a unique means of tracking individual impacts related to work activities. This management tool helps identify opportunities to incentivize action for impact reduction.
Energy Conservation of Buildings and Fleets
"... the agency head shall consider reductions associated with: (i) reducing energy intensity in agency buildings; (ii) increasing agency use of renewable energy and implementing renewable energy generation projects on agency property; and (iii) reducing the use of fossil fuels ..." (EO13514 Section 2)
SCS is a premier provider of advanced Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) services. LCA quantifies the environmental impacts associated with buildings and vehicle fleets during every stage of the life cycle, helping agencies and companies assess building and transportation impacts and opportunities for improvement.
"...(iv) developing and implementing innovative policies and practices to address scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions unique to agency operations..." (EO13514 Section 2)
We can help you evaluate your supply chain GHG emissions and associated impacts using advanced LCA in order to identify opportunities for improvement, in support of innovative agency policies.
Green Product Purchasing
"...advance sustainable acquisition to ensure that 95% of new contract actions, including task and deliver orders, for products and services, with the exception of acquisition of weapon systems, are energy-efficient (Energy Star or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) designated), water-efficient, biobased, environmentally preferable (e.g., Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certified), non-ozone depleting, contain recycled content, or are non-toxic or less-toxic alternatives..." (EO13514 Section 2)