FEMP Awards 2003 Federal Energy Saver Showcase Facilities

November 11, 2003

Twenty outstanding federal facilities were recently awarded federal Energy Saver Showcase designation. Each facility receives a plaque notifying visitors they are entering a government building that uses energy and water wisely and saves taxpayer dollars.

Since 1995, FEMP has recognized more than 100 facilities across the country and the globe as federal Energy Saver Showcases. This year's showcase facilities utilize technologies and strategies that range from low-energy building design and construction to solar photovoltaics (PV) and green power purchases. Each facility nominated by their respective agencies features energy efficiency, renewable energy, or water conserving technologies designed to save natural resources and reduce operating costs, as well as provide secure and reliable energy.

The Department of Defense is making great strides in implementing renewables in their facilities, with 12 of the 20 facilities represented by the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marines. Other agencies receiving awards include the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Commerce, and the General Services Administration. FEMP commends all the individuals and agencies who have contributed to the successful implementation of these projects.