The Department is also committed to conserving water, a precious resource, especially in the Western States where many of the bureaus' facilities are located. The goal set by Executive Order 13693 is to reduce potable water consumption intensity, measured in gallons per gross square foot of building space, by 2 percent annually at Federal facilities relative to the FY 2007 baseline in accordance with the following table:


Fiscal Year Percent Reduction
2015 16
2016 18
2017 20
2018 22
2019 24
2020 26
2021 28
2022 30
2023 32
2024 34
2025 36


Bureaus are encouraged to implement the Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Water Efficiency Best Management Practices, as appropriate, to meet the water consumption intensity goal. Also, where applicable, bureaus and offices are encouraged to specify and purchase WaterSense labeled products and other water efficient products and choose irrigation contractors who are certified through a WaterSense labeled program.

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