Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

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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

The criteria and guidelines for the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards competition will be released on or around February 4, 2020. Please check this page for updates.

2019 Awards

On October 29, 2019, FEMP hosted its 39th annual Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. The awards were presented to 28 winning individuals and teams by FEMP Director Robert Ivester and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Chief of Staff and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Alex Fitzsimmons.

Guest speakers included Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installation and Facilities) James Balocki and Director, Office of Facilities and Property Management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Skip Vaughn.

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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