Energy Star Procurement Requirement for Agencies

February 20, 2013


The District of Columbia City Council enacted the Energy Star Efficiency Amendment Act in December 2004, which requires government officials to procure Energy Star qualified products by amending the District of Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985. Under this law, all agencies under the mayor's office must purchase Energy Star products when at least 3 manufacturers make the product, and at least 3 vendors sell the product. The legislation also requires agencies to use life-cycle cost analysis while examining bids for the acquisition of all motor fleet and mobile equipment. In April 2009, the Mayor also issued Mayoral Order 2009-60 promoting environmentally friendly product purchasing practices within the District.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: District of Columbia
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified


Name: D.C. Code § 2-304.02
Date Enacted: 12/29/2004
Effective Date: 04/05/2005
Name: Mayoral Order 2009-60
Date Enacted: 04/16/2009
Effective Date: 04/16/2009


Name: General Information
Organization: U.S. Department of Treasury
Address: 441 4th Street NW
Washington DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-0252

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.