Solar panels at Fort Carson
The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program awards honor individuals and organizations making significant contributions to energy and water efficiency within the federal government.

WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2013) -- The Directorate of Public Works at Fort Carson received the 2013 Federal Energy Management Program Director's Award during a ceremony at the Department of Interior's Sidney R. Yates Auditorium here.

The Fort Carson directorate received the Superior Program Award for its achievements in a variety of energy efficiency projects. The Army News Service reported that Fort Carson's energy efficiency projects have enabled it to realize one and a half percent reduction in energy usage, and a two percent decrease in water usage, from fiscal year 2011 to fiscal year 2012, more than $267,000 in annual utility cost savings, and significant progress toward its Net Zero goals.

Among those recognized at Fort Carson for their accomplishments were Kate Anderson, Scott Clark, Matthew Ellis, Vincent Guthrie and Mark Hunsicker.

"I wanted to give special recognition to this effort because it clearly demonstrates all the key elements when we think about a solid, successful energy management program," said Dr. Timothy Unruh, the director of the Federal Energy Management Program. "The nomination clearly illustrated a program with resolve and determination, aiming high and taking well-analyzed and planned incremental steps toward its ultimate goal of Net Zero buildings while successfully utilizing strategic interagency partnerships and performance contracting opportunities."

"Fort Carson has used practically every tool available to Federal agencies and the DOD (Department of Defense) to implement projects that improve facility and infrastructure, reduce environmental impacts, and improve work spaces," Unruh added. "In 2012, they developed partnerships that allowed for even greater opportunities to build toward the program's goal of Net Zero."

The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program awards honor individuals and organizations making significant contributions to energy and water efficiency within the federal government.

More information can be obtained at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/services/awards_fewm2013.html.

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