Greening EPA

EPA GreenCheck

EPA established the GreenCheck process to track compliance with federal facility sustainability requirements, including:

The basis of the process is the GreenCheck form, which consolidates federal sustainability requirements and Agency goals into a user-friendly checklist that covers:

  • Energy consumption and renewable energy use
  • Water consumption
  • Sustainable sites
  • Sustainable materials
  • Waste management
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Regional sustainability issues/climate resiliency

EPA uses the GreenCheck process to evaluate all:

  • New construction
  • Renovation
  • Alterations
  • Repairs
  • Leasing projects

Each project is evaluated at project inception, and the GreenCheck form is updated as necessary during project planning, design and construction. The GreenCheck form remains a living document that is continually being revised based on new regulations and policies. GreenCheck serves as a reminder to all EPA architecture, engineering and real estate professionals to keep sustainability at the forefront throughout the project life cycle.

GreenCheck includes a Microsoft Word form and supporting documents and websites:

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  • GreenCheck Process Overview (PDF)(4 pp, 502 K, June 17, 2013)
    EPA uses the GreenCheck process to evaluate all construction, renovation, alteration, repair and leasing projects. This is an overview of the process.
  • GreenCheck Project Lead FAQ (PDF)(2 pp, 551 K, June 17, 2013)
    Read frequently asked questions and answers about the GreenCheck process.