White House Honors Federal Agency Teams for Saving Energy

October 27, 2005

The White House honored five energy management teams from the Department of Defense and the General Services Administration with the Presidential Awards for Leadership in Federal Energy Management on October 27th. The awards went to the General Services Administration Great Lakes Region and four Defense teams: the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, the Navy's Southwest Region, the Army's Installation Management Agency for its Southeast Region, and the energy conservation program for the Air Force's Pacific facilities. In 2004 alone, the five teams—including 67 federal employees and contractors—helped save more than $9 million and 900 billion Btu, equivalent to the energy used in 9,800 typical homes. Many of these energy conservation efforts will provide continued savings in the years to come. See the DOE press release.