The White House recently released Federal Agency Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans, which will work to achieve the environmental, economic, and energy goals called for in the Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance (Executive Order 13514) signed by President Obama on Oct. 5, 2009. This is the first time agencies have developed and submitted sustainability plans.

Under the Executive Order, federal agencies were asked to develop, implement, and annually update a plan that prioritizes actions based on a positive return on investment for U.S. taxpayers and to meet energy-, water-, and waste-reduction targets.

To view individual agency Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans, including those from the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, visit WhiteHouse.gov.