U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
2007 Presidential Energy Management Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2007 Presidential Awards for Leadership in Federal Energy Management.
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management Energy Efficiency Team
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM), comprises numerous small facilities scattered in remote areas of the country which have a low dollar value of energy consumption. BLM in partnership with the Department of Energy and Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) developed an innovative approach to streamline and tailor the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) process to meet its needs — one that can be applied at other Federal agencies with small, remote facilities.
Based on energy surveys conducted, energy conservation measures and renewable energy opportunities were identified for 105 facilities. As a result, these sites are receiving $4.9 million in energy efficiency improvements with guaranteed annual savings of nearly $400,000 and annual energy savings of 20 billion Btu, enough energy for 285 typical households per year. In addition, BLM received $258,000 in utility rebates that further reduced the cost of the projects.
Nancy Adrain, John Miles Crego, Robert Donelson, Michael Henry, Rachael Jacobs, Kenneth D. Morin, Wilson Reynolds, Charles R. Svoboda, Ben Tsu
Members of the DOI Bureau of Land Management Energy Efficiency Team receiving their Presidential Award at the ceremony held on November 2, 2007 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.
Department of Homeland Security
Energy Management Committee
Under the leadership of its Energy Management Committee (EMC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) institutionalized energy-efficient standard practices and procedures for nine major components. The EMC published a comprehensive "Master Energy Plan 2006-2015," which establishes specific direction and goals for the Department's facility energy management activities and tracks the performance of DHS component agencies by measuring five major factors quarterly:
- 12-month rolling average of energy expenditures,
- Purchases of renewable energy,
- Number and total gross square feet of energy audits conducted,
- Number of viable projects ranked according to life-cycle cost effectiveness, and
- Number of viable energy projects under consideration for alternative financing.
The strategies and guidelines instituted by DHS resulted in an 18 percent decrease in energy intensity in 2006 from 2003 levels.
Robert Baer, Frank R. Bereitschaft, Andrew Bouie, Daniel J. Gore, Timothy D. Harper, Timothy R. Jeter, Chris Oh, Dr. Teresa R. Pohlman, Edward J. Rynne, Jr., Joseph Sabel, Celeste A. Steele, Richard R. Tarosky, Holly M. Tuck, Gary Wobler, Steven W. White
Members of the DHS Energy Management Committee receiving their Presidential Award at the ceremony held on November 2, 2007 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.
Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
The Director of Bureau of Prisons initiated an energy outreach program that educates each of its regions' staff on energy conservation and ensures collaboration with community leaders and businesses to spread knowledge about Federal efforts in energy conservation, renewable energy, and sustainable practices.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons also conducts outreach activities within its own facilities. Low-risk inmates have the opportunity to receive education and training on renewable technologies through an apprenticeship training program. Eligible inmates learn skills that can enhance post-release employment opportunities in energy efficiency and renewable energy. In addition to its outreach efforts, the Federal Bureau of Prisons demonstrated energy savings.
At the Federal Correctional Complex Victorville, CA, the Bureau of Prisons invested $3.5 million to install its first wind turbine and photovoltaic array, saving $350,000 in annual energy costs and almost 1.9 million kilowatt hours annually. The Federal Bureau of Prisons is replicating its success with plans to cover its 98 remaining institutions within six years.
Bobby Addison, Robert Chapman, Alan Edwards, Sarah Piell
Members of the DOJ Federal Bureau of Prisons receiving their Presidential Award at the ceremony held on November 2, 2007 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.
Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy
Laboratories for the 21st Century
Laboratories for the 21st Century (Labs21) is a voluntary partnership, cosponsored by EPA and DOE, dedicated to improving the energy and environmental performance of laboratories, which are 5 to 10 times more energy intensive than office buildings.
With the help of Labs21, 18 active partners reduced their combined annual energy use by 533 billion Btu, equivalent to the average annual electricity use of more than 14,500 typical U.S. households. Not only have they saved nearly $18 million per year, they avoided emissions of nearly 218 million pounds of carbon dioxide — the equivalent of removing nearly 21,000 cars from the road. Since its start nine years ago, the Labs21 network has grown to include 158 supporters and 5,000 professionals.
Dan Amon, Geoffrey Bell, Marjorie Buchanan, Nancy Carlisle, Will Lintner, Paul Mathew, Dale Sartor, Otto Van Geet
Members of the Laboratories for the 21st Century receiving their Presidential Award at the ceremony held on November 2, 2007 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.
Department of Defense
Air Force Energy Strategy Senior Focus Group
The Air Force Energy Strategy Senior Focus Group (SFG) took a comprehensive approach to energy management that saved the Air Force $100 million and more than 3.3 trillion Btu in FY 2006 — enough savings for the annual household energy needs of a city of 100,000.
The SFG instituted a culture where energy usage and sustainable practices are considered in every decision and implemented energy reduction and sustainable practices by purchasing ENERGY STAR® and energy efficient equipment, promoting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification of its buildings, installing highly-efficient combined heat and power systems, and mandating that performance evaluations of all base energy managers highlight their progress in meeting Federal energy goals.
SFG's training programs and monetary incentives for bases exceeding Federal energy goals have institutionalized a culture of energy conservation and sustainable practices. In FY 2006, the Air Force remained the largest green power purchaser in the Federal Government with more than 990 gigawatt hours of renewable-generated electricity.
Michael A. Aimone, The Honorable William C. Anderson, Major Morshe D. Araujo, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Bednar, Paul P. Bollinger Jr., William H. Budden, Gerald E. Doddington, Colonel Anne L. Dunlap, Lieutenant Colonel Anne Gorney, Brian J. Lally, Lieutenant Colonel James McClellan, Patrick G. Mumme, The Honorable Ronald M. Sega, Lieutenant Colonel Brian D. Weidmann, BJ White-Olson
Members of the Air Force Energy Strategy Senior Focus Group receiving their Presidential Award at the ceremony held on November 2, 2007 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.