White House Honors Federal Agency Teams for Saving Energy and Reducing Costs

October 28, 2006

The White House recently honored five energy management teams from the U.S. Department of Defense, Social Security Administration, and U.S. Postal Service for their dedication and leadership in conserving energy use in their facilities and operations.  These teams, including 49 federal employees and contractors, are responsible for efforts that have resulted in estimated annual savings of more than $12 million and 417 billion Btu, equivalent to the energy used in approximately 6,000 typical homes.

"These leaders deserve recognition for their innovative work in energy efficiency and management across the government," OMB Deputy Directory of Mangement Clay Johnson, said.

The Presidential Awards for Leadership in Federal Energy Management, established by Executive Order 12123, support President Bush's National Energy Policy, which calls for America to modernize conservation efforts, increase energy supplies, accelerate the protection and improvement of the environment, and increase our nation's energy security. 

Read the full press release for more details.