Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

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NASA's Integrated Engineering Services Building is 31.5% more energy efficient than a baseline building, and its energy intensity is projected to be 60% better than average multi-use buildings at the center. NASA received a 2015 FEWM award.
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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
  • Renewable energy implementation
  • Fleet and transportation management.

2018 Call for Nominations

FEMP has released the 2018 Criteria and Guidelines for the Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. Please also refer to the frequently asked questions. Nominations must be submitted to FEMP by April 26, 2018, via FEMP's awards nomination portal. Please check back for any updates.

Step by Step

To make a nomination for the 2018 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 February 22, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. ET and March 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. 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 April 26, 2018.

FEMP plans to announce the winners in July 2018 and host a ceremony for the winners in Washington, D.C., in fall 2018.

2017 Awards

The winners of the 2017 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards were honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on November 2, 2017. Guest speakers included Acting Associate Chief for Business Operations Tina Terrell, U.S. Forest Service; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy and Sustainability) Jack Surash, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy, and Environment); and DOE’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons.

Award Winners

See Federal Energy and Water Management Award winners dating back to 2001. Case studies about award-winning agencies’ outstanding achievements are also available.