Energy Efficiency/Energy Management Awards to Individuals

December 1, 2002

Kathie Nell
Department of Energy
Idaho Falls, Idaho

During FY 2001, Kathie Nell creatively reinvented employee and public awareness programs for energy and water conservation at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Ms. Nell's actions included authoring a monthly newsletter and distributing it to all 6,000 employees. She also developed a traveling display for public events featuring DOE energy and water conservation achievements and INEEL conservation programs. Ms. Nell organized the design and construction of a small working model which demonstrates passive solar and photovoltaic technologies. Both the display and the solar model enjoyed a warm reception at Earth Day and other community events. Ms. Nell's efforts have resulted in increased employee appreciation of in-house conservation measures and interest from the public in DOE programs.

Jeff Seaton
Department of the Army
Phoenix, Arizona

In an organization where customer satisfaction and compliance with energy requirements are the primary directives, Jeff Seaton's steadfast commitment to energy conservation stands out. Mr. Seaton led the Arizona Army National Guard to implement lighting retrofits, distributed generation projects featuring three 200-kilowatt fuel cells and 12 kilowatts of photovoltaic arrays, daylighting systems at two aviation hangars, and water saver pumps. Mr. Seaton also stayed abreast of the latest energy technologies by attending a number of conferences, sharing the knowledge he gained with employees through a newsletter, and other outreach efforts. At the Arizona Army National Guard, Mr. Seaton's endeavors resulted in savings of almost $179,000 and more than 8 billion Btu.

Daniel B. Wood
Department of the Army
Fort Eustis, Virginia

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Daniel Wood

During FY 2001, Fort Eustis modernized its central energy plant and completed its annual peak electrical demand and fuel management programs. Daniel Wood was a driving force in planning, programming, and project development for the central energy plant modernization. Mr. Wood oversaw the upgrade of seven of its central heating plants while decentralizing six other plants. The project allowed for the elimination of tremendous distribution system losses and avoided the cost of replacing steam and condensate distribution lines. As a result of Mr. Wood's hard work, Fort Eustis reduced its normalized energy consumption and cost of natural gas/fuel oil by more than 81 billion Btu and more than $670,000.