Greening EPA

EPA Strategic Sustainability Plans

Strategic plans help EPA meet federal sustainability requirements and its own internal goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, resource use and other environmental impacts. EPA is also preparing for the effects of climate change through climate change adaptation plans.

EPA’s Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) is a comprehensive, multi-year planning document required by Executive Order. The SSPP identifies targets for reducing Agencywide GHG emissions and outlines steps to reduce energy, water, waste and other resource use. It also addresses ways the Agency will incorporate sustainability across its facilities, purchases and operations. Goal areas include:

  • GHG emissions reductions, including energy efficiency
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Renewable energy
  • Water conservation
  • Fleet management
  • Sustainable acquisition
  • Pollution prevention and waste reduction
  • Energy performance contracts
  • Electronics stewardship
  • Climate change resilience

Read EPA’s SSPP and annual updates.

EPA and other federal agencies are also required by Executive Order 13693 to update plans for how they will adapt to climate change: