DOE Issues 22 Awards for Saving Energy and Water at Federal Agencies

October 22, 2008

DOE honored 22 individuals, teams, and organizations with Federal Energy and Water Management Awards for saving $28 million at federal agencies in fiscal year 2007 through their efforts to save water and energy. The awardees were selected from nominations submitted by 16 federal agencies for their efforts in the fields of water conservation, renewable energy, sustainable design and high performance buildings, vehicle fleet management, energy efficiency and energy program management, and exceptional service. Additionally, 10 awards were presented to programs, teams, and individuals at the 2008 DOE Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Award Ceremony. The TEAM Initiative, which began in August 2007, aims to reduce the energy intensity at DOE facilities nationwide by 30%. The 10 TEAM awardees have developed projects that, when fully implemented, will reduce DOE's energy intensity to 20% lower than its 2003 levels. See the DOE press release and the TEAM Initiative Web site.

The 22 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards went to individuals, teams, and organizations at DOE's Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory in New Jersey; the Tennessee Valley Authority; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Fort Meade Environmental Science Center in Maryland and Research Triangle Park Campus in North Carolina; the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' VA Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia; the U.S. Department of Interior's Woods Hole Science Center in Massachusetts, San Andres National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio; the General Service Administration's Frederick Murphy Record Center in Massachusetts and Northeast and Caribbean Region office in New York; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center in Florida; the U.S. Air Force's Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, and Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina; the U.S. Army's Fort Hood in Texas; the U.S. Marine Corps' Air Station Miramar and Camp Pendleton in California; and the U.S. Navy's Ventura County Naval Base and Navy Region Southwest office in California, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, in Pennsylvania, and Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Washington, D.C. See the complete list of awardees at the 2008 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners Web page.