The winners of the 31st annual federal energy and water management awards has the Energy Ministry on October 4. These awards recognize federal agencies invest commitment in energy efficiency measures that save taxpayer money and to increase U.S. energy security. The winners of this year's total 6 trillion BTU stored energy, almost 2 billion gallons of water and almost 165 million $ in fiscal 2011. Its initiatives also offset more than 78 billion BTU based on fossil energy helped by a combination of electricity produced from renewable energy sources and purchases. The energy savings are equivalent to more than 100,000 cars off the road for a year remove or eliminate the average annual energy consumption of more than 55,000 households.
This year throughout the Federal Government received 33 individuals, teams and organizations of awards for a variety of outstanding and innovative efforts that have improved energy, water and vehicle fleet efficiency. Past winners include employees serve the U.S. air force, army, Marine Corps, and Navy; the departments of energy, homeland security, Interior, transportation, and Veterans Affairs; the General Services Administration; and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Those demonstrated that mandated energy can achieve significant benefits of using performance-based contracts approved. The achievements implemented system-wide changes to operating and maintenance procedures, 580 billion BTU save, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems upgrade and installation of high-efficiency lighting, building materials, and control energy management systems. This includes 78 billion BTU through the installation of renewable energy systems including solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, cogeneration systems that use Save Deponie gas and geothermal heat pumps. She pursued also leadership in energy and environmental facilities with State-of-the-art technologies certified design (LEED) and create eco-friendly workspaces. Find the Energy Department progress alert and the complete list of winners.
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