The U.S Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) congratulates the 18 winners of the 2021 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. These awards recognize individuals, teams, and organizations for outstanding efforts to cut energy waste, reduce costs, optimize performance, and advance America’s progress towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. 

"As the largest energy consumer in the country, the federal government has an outsize responsibility to set the standard for sustainable energy and water management," said Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. "I offer my warmest congratulations to my federal colleagues for their exceptional contributions to our effort to fulfill that responsibility." 

The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards are presented annually to federal employees, along with their private-sector partners, who exemplify federal leadership in efficient energy management. All nominations are reviewed and selected by a federal evaluation panel. Each of this year’s awardees successfully implemented cost-effective projects and programs that led to outstanding achievements in energy and water efficiency, resilience, technology, distributed energy, cybersecurity, and vehicle fleet management across the federal government. 

Visit the FEMP Awards home page for detailed descriptions of this year’s winners and their accomplishments. 

This year’s Federal Energy and Water Management Awards winners come from eight federal agencies, including: 

  • U.S. Department of Defense (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and Defense Logistics Agency)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Department of Transportation 

Congratulations to all the 2021 winners for their outstanding leadership in energy and water management. 

The Federal Energy Management Program works with its stakeholders to enable federal agencies to meet energy-related goals, identify affordable solutions, facilitate public-private partnerships, and provide energy leadership to the country by identifying and leveraging government best practices. Learn more about FEMP.