Before starting any new Web project on EERE that requires significant effort, project charters should now be submitted to Sarah Kirchen. A project charter is a planning tool that will help you define the purpose, assess whether the content is unique to EERE, and evaluate the project idea within the context of both EERE as a whole and the individual site. Your charter will also serve as an agreement among the project team on the scope, schedule, and budget.

A template is provided on the project charters page in the standards. We encourage you to try out the template and provide feedback on the tool and your experience using it. The questions provided in the template do not need to be answered line-by-line, but should be considered as you flesh out the details of your project and the content of your charter.