U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
2005 Presidential Energy Management Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2005 Presidential Awards for Leadership in Federal Energy Management.
U.S. Department of Defense
Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Facility Energy Conservation Program
Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Wake Island, Singapore
Contact: Dean Nakasone, 808-449-8084
Awarded to Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) for its energy cost savings and reduced environmental impact by executing a ten-year Energy Strategic Plan covering its 100 million square mile area of responsibility of 16 installations in the Pacific Region. A key component to the Energy Strategic Plan, initiated in 2004, is its creative innovation in the use of new technologies, management practices, and funding approaches. Innovative management practices include the deployment of Resource Efficiency Managers and the inclusion of incentive clauses for energy conservation. The PACAF energy projects and initiatives reduced consumption by 153 billion Btu and yielded net savings of $1.1 million in 2004, compared to 2003 levels. Some of the innovative technologies installed and used in PACAF bases in 2004 include light-emitting diode taxiway lights, photovoltaic bollard lighting, high-efficiency aerator pumps for sewage treatment, solar hot water heating, photovoltaic obstruction lights, refuse-derived fuels, and fuel cells. The 153 billion Btu savings translate into reductions of 42,000 tons of greenhouse gases, almost 3 tons of volatile organic compounds, 127 tons of nitrogen oxides, 19 tons of carbon monoxide, 111 tons of sulfur dioxide, 8 tons of particulates, and more than 34 grams of mercury. This is equivalent to removing almost 3,800 cars from the road for one year. Water management plans were completed for all bases and 102 water conservation projects were identified with potential yearly savings of $15 million. PACAF also trained more than 300 personnel, provided financial incentive awards totaling $225,000 to the energy efficiency performers, and developed an energy and water conservation Web site.
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Army Installation Management Agency
Contact: John Stoudenmire, 404-464-1060
Awarded to the U.S. Army Installation Management Agency, Southeast Region (IMA-SER) for its aggressive, continuous pursuit of greater energy conservation and savings since 1999. IMA-SER instituted a comprehensive energy management program by teaming with 16 Army installations; the Department of Energy's Southeast Regional Office; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville; and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. IMA-SER used alternative financing, facility energy audits, sustainable building design, and off-grid generation to reduce energy consumption and utility costs in 2004. IMA-SER achieved a net savings of more than $1.8 million in 2004, and 1.4 trillion Btu from energy savings performance contract and utility energy service contract projects implemented over a five-year period, beginning in 1999. This five-year savings would provide enough energy for more than 3,000 typical households annually. The IMA-SER has also incorporated sustainable building design in 30 out of 48 of its new construction projects to comply with the Army's Sustainable Building Design or SPiRiT rating, adopted from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) rating program. IMA-SER also conducts an annual energy manager's forum, makes presentations at national and regional conferences, provides technical training, and maintains an energy program Web site.
U.S. General Services Administration
Great Lakes Region
Contact: Roger Blummer, 312-886-3348
Awarded to the GSA Great Lakes Region for working aggressively on its 2004 energy conservation program that resulted in energy savings of more than 106 billion Btu and $460,000 from the previous year. In terms of energy intensity, the region's buildings used 7 percent less Btu per square foot than in 2003. In addition, in 2004, the region purchased electricity generated from wind power for a 1.3 million square foot facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. This purchase is part of a two-year contract with Strategic Energy, Inc. that will save the region $60,000 over the contract period compared to the cost of purchasing conventional power from the local utility company. The region's Energy Strategic Plan incorporated E.O. 13123 energy management tools, such as use of alternative financing, purchasing energy-efficient products, using sustainable building design, developing model leasing and procuring renewable energy, and established a network of individuals to implement the plan. Using this strategy, energy and water conservation projects were identified using life-cycle analysis, audits, and renewable energy studies. The region reached out to members of the federal, state, and local government communities and communicated information about the Executive Order 13123 tools through energy and water conservation workshops. The region partnered with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency in conducting this training.
U.S. Department of Defense
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton, California
Contact: Jeff Allen, 760-725-0566
Awarded to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for surpassing the Federal Government's mandated energy reduction goal of 35 percent by 2010 six years early by achieving a 44 percent reduction in 2004 compared to 1985 levels and a 16 percent reduction from 2003 levels. Projects focused on replacing inefficient heating and air conditioning units, replacing industrial lighting with high-efficiency lighting, and outfitting warehouses with natural day-lighting systems. The biggest accomplishment was the final decommissioning of a large central steam plant, which alone reduced energy consumption by 93 billion Btu, contributing to the total of almost 280 billion Btu of energy saved and $1.9 million in net energy costs saved in 2004. These savings occurred despite an increase in facility space by 2 million square feet in only a few years. As a result of these energy savings, the environment benefited from reduced emissions of almost 38 million pounds per year of greenhouse gases. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 6,000 typical households. Camp Pendleton also incorporated U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) standards into construction projects – in fact, all Camp Pendleton Military Construction projects require maximum effort in meeting the LEED™ program guidelines. Camp Pendleton shares its success in energy management through recognition programs, conference presentations, and Earth Day and Energy Awareness Day events.
U.S. Department of Defense
Navy Region Southwest
San Diego, California
Contact: Rene Trevino, 619-532-4665
Awarded to Navy Region Southwest for its outstanding achievements in reducing energy and water usage through low- and no-cost measures. As Commander, Navy Region Southwest, Rear Admiral Betancourt (Ret.) challenged the 11 installations in the Navy Region Southwest to cut their utility costs by 10 percent in 2004. The installations successfully met the challenge. In meeting the Admiral's challenge, Navy Region Southwest installations implemented initiatives that saved almost $4.1 million in 2004, with another $1 million in savings to accrue in 2005. These savings included reductions of approximately 47.8 billion Btu of steam and chilled water, 17.0 billion Btu of natural gas, 16.8 billion Btu of electricity, and 40 million gallons of water in 2004. Navy Region Southwest's Building Tune-Up Program also achieved a significant savings of $1.4 million in 2004, through simple improvements to operating procedures, such as turning off redundant computer room air conditioning units, turning off unnecessary pumps, resetting controls, and optimizing air conditioning systems. As a result of the Region's ground-breaking work in saving energy in data centers, a list of common-sense measures was developed and disseminated to data center managers throughout the Navy and Marine Corps.