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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) sponsors the annual Federal Energy and Water Management Awards to recognize individuals and organizations for significant contributions to energy and water efficiency within the federal government.

FEMP intends to distinguish federal employees who developed and implemented exemplary, cost-effective projects and programs that cut energy waste and advance America’s progress toward energy independence, resilience, and security, while also advancing federal agency missions.

The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards honor outstanding achievements in:

  • Energy and water efficiency and conservation
  • Distributed energy generation
  • Fleet and transportation management.

2020 Awards

FEMP has released the 2020 Criteria and Guidelines for the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards competition. Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.  Nominations must be submitted to FEMP by May 8, 2020 via FEMP’s awards nomination portal

Step by Step

To make a nomination for the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards, follow these steps:

  1. Read the Criteria and Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions documents.
  2. Contact us with questions about the criteria and guidelines.
  3. Register for a WebEx meeting to review the Criteria and Guidelines and nomination portal. Register for one of the identical hour-long presentations to be held March 4 at 1:30 ET, March 26 at 2:00 ET, and April 16 at 1:30 ET.
  4. Work with your federal agency coordinator to discuss your nomination in advance and check to see if they have internal deadlines separate from FEMP.
  5. Log in to the awards nomination website, and submit your nominations by May 8, 2020.

FEMP plans to announce the winners in July 2020 and host a ceremony for the winners in Washington, D.C. in fall 2020.

Award Winning Champions Shared Lessons Learned Forum

In 2018, FEMP hosted the first Award Winning Champions Shared Lessons Learned Forum in conjunction with its annual Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony.

This informal forum was organized specifically for the award winners to share their award winning program or project’s best practices, successes, barriers, recommendations, and lessons learned and to network. FEMP staff guided and documented these discussions and developed lessons learned summaries, which are featured on the 2018 Award Winning Champions Shared Lessons Learned Forum.

Learn about the 2019 Award Winning Champions Shared Lessons Learned Forum.

Past Winners

Key Resources

Document outlines the criteria and guidelines for the Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.
Document answers frequently asked questions about Federal Energy and Water Management Award nominations.
Agency coordinators vet and approve Federal Energy and Water Management Award nominations.

Fact sheet offers an overview of the U.S. Air Force's fuel-efficiency program.

Fact sheet offers an overview of the net-zero energy visitor's center at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.
Fact sheet offers an overview of the U.S. Marine Corps Beaufort Air Station's energy- and water-savings accomplishments.
Read about Federal Energy and Water Management Award winners since 2001.

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