On September 15, the White House Council on Environmental Quality issued Implementing Instructions- Sustainable Locations for Federal Facilities instructing federal agencies to avoid development of green spaces, minimize its carbon footprint, utilize existing water and sewer facilities, and prioritize brownfields development when looking to lease, relocate, or build any new facilities or upgrade any of its more than 2.7 billion square feet of work space in more than 316,000 buildings. The document is intended to supplement Executive Order 13514.