Energy Awareness Month Marks Return of Annual Awards Programs

August 1, 2002

October 2002--Energy Awareness Month--marks the return of three DOE-sponsored awards programs that recognize Federal employees for their efforts on behalf of energy and water conservation at their facilities. These programs recognize outstanding contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, and cost-beneficial landscaping. Awards are given to individuals, small groups, and entire agencies.

Departmental Energy Management Awards

This year, DOE celebrates 23 years of energy efficiency recognition through its annual Departmental Energy Management Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony was established in 1979 by the In-House Energy Management Program, which is now part of FEMP under the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Each year, these awards are presented to DOE personnel in recognition of their outstanding contributions toward energy and dollar savings at DOE facilities and field organizations. The Departmental Awards will be held on October 22, 2002 in the DOE Headquarters Forrestal Auditorium. DOE personnel are encouraged to attend and honor their colleagues.

For more information regarding the Departmental Awards, please contact Danette Delmastro of FEMP at 202-586-7632 or

Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards also will be held in October. Nominations for Federal Awards were received by FEMP in May 2002, and evaluations took place in June. The awards will be presented at a formal ceremony to honor 53 individuals, small groups, and organizations from the 14 agencies who won awards. The ceremony and celebratory luncheon will be held on October 23, 2002, in Washington, D.C. A reception to honor award winners will be held on the evening of Tuesday, October 22. Both events are by invitation only.

For more information regarding the Federal Energy and Water Management Awards, please contact Nellie Tibbs-Greer of FEMP at 202-586-7875 or

Presidential Awards

The Presidential Awards for Leadership in Federal Energy Management honor employees from multiple Federal agencies for their support, leadership, and efforts in promoting and improving Federal energy management. This awards program is in its third year and is required by Executive Order 13123.

The Presidential Awards will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2002. The ceremony and a reception will take place in Washington, D.C. These events are by invitation only.

For more information regarding the Presidential Awards, please contact Annie Haskins of FEMP at 202-586-4536 or