FEMP Staff Wins 2007 White House Closing the Circle Award

August 28, 2007

Congratulations to Federal Energy Management Program staff Anne Crawley, Matthew Gray, and Beverly Dyer (formerly with FEMP) for winning a 2007 Closing the Circle award under the new Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management.

photo of FEMP Staff who won 2007 White House Closing the Circle Award
Michael Kilpatrick, DOE’s Deputy Chief for Operations, Health, Safety, and Security; Anne Crawley; Matthew Gray; Beverly Dyer; and Edwin Piñero, Federal Environmental Executive.

FEMP staff received the award as chairs of DOE's Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG), which serves as a forum for the exchange of information within the federal government on sustainable design activities. The workgroup consists of about 250 members from 20 Federal departments and agencies and 35 selected members from the private sector, industry, and academia.

The ISWG was instrumental in developing an interagency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. The MOU committed signatory agencies to meet five specific sustainable Guiding Principles for integrated design, energy performance, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, and materials. The ISWG also developed technical guidance for the implementing the Guiding Principles of the MOU.

The significance of the MOU was demonstrated in the recent presidential Executive Order 13423, which made mandatory the five Guiding Principles of the MOU for all new construction and major renovations, and set an aggressive goal for applying these practices to existing capital assets over the next decade.

For more information on the 2007 Closing the Circle award winners, please visit www.labs21century.gov/conf/index.htm.