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Breakfast Session:
Federal Roundtable: Labs21 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005

Wednesday, October 19
8-9 a.m.

The first major energy legislation passed by Congress in 13 years, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), was signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005. It includes a number of important requirements for federal agencies regarding goals for energy efficiency improvements in existing and new facilities, increased use of renewable energy sources, and procurement of energy efficient equipment in applicable contracts, among other topics.

During the session, we:

  • Discussed the impact EPACT will have on federal laboratories
  • Highlighted how Labs21 can help through benchmarking tools and metrics, opportunities for training, forums for information sharing, federal success stories and best practices, and a network of experienced leaders
  • Shared federal success stories
  • Allowed for open discussion to discuss the challenges and opportunities your agency faces in meeting the requirements of this legislation

A breakfast session summary (3 pp., 605 KB) is available.

For More Information

Energy Policy Act of 2005

A summary of EPAct 2005 (2 pp., 126 KB), created by Labs21, highlights the major goals and requirements outlined in the legislation.

To view the full text of EPAct 2005, visit the U.S. Library of Congress database. This page provides several iterations of the Act prior to its passage. Select "Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)[H.R.6.ENR]" to view the final version signed into law.

Presidential Memorandum

On September 26, 2005, President Bush issued a Presidential Memorandum, which called on federal agencies to conserve energy and fuel during that year's winter heating season, November 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006. View a summary of the Memorandum (2 pp., 123 KB) or read the complete text.


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