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2001 Management Policies of the National Park Serv...
Service-wide policy document to help Service employees manage parks responsibly and make rational, w...

Executive Order # 13101 - Greening the Government ...
The Executive Order including roles and responsibilities, definitions and discussion of purchasing. ...

Executive Order 13123 Greening the Government Thro...
Purpose of this order is to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable energy in fed...

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Keyword: Energy conservation, 16 Links

SERC and Partners Bring Renewable Energy to Redwood National Park
Abstract: Brief summary of University-National Park collaboration to design two renewable energy systems (solar and fuel cell) for use at Prairie Creek State Park, a unit of the Redwood National and State Parks. Map and organization links included.
Source: Schatz Energy Research Center, Humboldt State University
URL: http://www.humboldt.edu/~serc/unpepp.html

Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design
Abstract: The goal of this handbook is to direct park management policy in achieving sustainability in facility planning and design, emphasize the importance of biodiversity, and encourage responsible decisions. It includes sections on interpretation, natural resources, cultural resources, site design, building design, energy management, water supply, waste prevention and facility maintenance and operations.
Source: National Park Service, Denver Service Center
URL: http://www.nps.gov/dsc/d_publications/d_1_gpsd.htm

Buildings/ Facilities Energy Management and Water Conservation Plan
Abstract: Presents the DOI's plan for conserving energy and water in buildings and facilities. The Plan provides a sound basis for the accomplishment of the mandated buildings and facilities goals articulated in Executive Orders relating to energy and water conservation. They include a 20% reduction by FY 2000 and a 30% more efficient use of energy in Federal buildings and facilities by FY 2005 (as compared to energy used in FY 1985), minimization of petroleum use, and procurement of energy efficient goods.
Source: Department of the Interior (DOI)
URL: http://www.doi.gov/pam/enerplan.html

Using Renewable Energy in Minnesota Parks: A Guidebook for Park Managers [PDF]
Abstract: An overview of renewable energy technologies and applications appropriate for parks. Includes case studies.
Source: Center for Energy and Environment
URL: http://www.mncee.org/ceedocs/parkguide.pdf

Sustainable Building Sourcebook
Abstract: The Sourcebook was developed to complement the efforts of the Austin Green Builder Program to foster environmentally responsible practices in homebuilding. It gives general guidelines for implementing less-familiar approaches to building homes. It is directed to building trades professionals but contains useful information for interested and motivated lay persons.
Source: Austin Green Builder Program
URL: http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/

Sustainable Design and Operations Case Studies
Abstract: Examples of federal greening projects that illustrate agencies working together with the private sector. They also demonstrate the connection between various greening elements such as energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, recycling, eliminating or reducing waste, and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/sustainable_casestudies.cfm

High Performance Building Research: Zion Visitor and Transportation Center
Abstract: Highlights features that make the new Zion National Park Visitor Center highly efficient including a Trombe wall, photovoltaic (PV) system, lighting, glazing design and selection, passive down-draft cooltower, energy-efficient landscaping, natural ventilation, thermal mass flooring, and optimized overhangs.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/highperformance/zion.html

Executive Order 13123 Greening the Government Through Efficient Energy Management [PDF]
Abstract: Purpose of this order is to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable energy in federal facilities. Links to the order and includes guidance documents to assist agencies in implementing its provisions.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/eo13123.pdf

Energy Regulations for NPS
Abstract: Brief descriptions of federal laws, executive orders, Department of Interior and National Park Service policies that direct federal facility managers to reduce the energy and environmental impacts of the buildings they manage. Some are also applicable to state facility managers.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)
URL: http://www.nps.gov/renew/regulations.htm

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Abstract: A statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy that provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Source: Energy Information Administration (EIA)
URL: http://www.eia.doe.gov/

Saving Energy and Money at Home
Abstract: Gives tips for saving energy and money and links to further information about appliances, remodeling, heating and cooling, insulation, lighting, water heating, windows and more.
Source: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/homes/

Abstract: Design tool, helps architects and building designers quickly identify the most cost-effective, energy-saving measures for small commercial and residential buildings. ENERGY-10 can identify the best combination of energy-efficient strategies, including daylighting, passive solar heating, and high-efficiency mechanical systems. This software is for sale.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL)
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/energy10/

Federal Facilities - Sustainable Design and Operations
Abstract: Resources to help federal agencies to use energy, water, and other resources wisely including project implementation guidelines, federal requirements, contacts and related technologies (energy efficient products, heat and power, water efficiency, etc.)
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/sustainable.cfm

Greening Federal Facilities [PDF]
Abstract: This is an energy, environmental, and economic resource guide for federal facility managers and designers. While stressing the importance of integrated design, it examines how facilities fit land use in their region, building design, energy systems, water and wastewater, materials, waste management and recycling, and indoor environmental quality.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/29267-0.pdf

Federal Facility Renewable Energy Options
Abstract: Justification for use of renewable energy in facilities as well as resources to make it happen like: howt to purchase renewable power, installing a new energy system, case studies, Federal Renewable Energy Screening Assistant (FRESA), and more.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/renewable_energy.cfm

University - National Park Energy Partnership Program
Abstract: This national program links university resources with national parks to provide energy services to the parks and real-world problem-solving opportunities to university students. Includes a guide to developing a university / national park partnership.
Source: National Park Service/Department of Energy/Rochester Institute
URL: http://www.energypartnerships.org/

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