Past Winners

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
  • Energy and water resilience and cybersecurity
  • Distributed energy generation
  • Fleet and transportation management.

2021 Awards

FEMP released the 2021 Criteria and Guidelines for the 2021 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards competition. Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. Nominations must be submitted to FEMP by June 10, 2021, via FEMP’s awards nomination portal.

To make a nomination for the 2021 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. Work with your federal agency coordinator to discuss your nomination in advance, and check to see if they have internal deadlines separate from FEMP.
  4. Register for a WebEx meeting to review the Criteria and Guidelines and nomination portal. Register for one of the identical hour-long presentations that were held April 20 at 1:30 p.m. ET and May 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
  5. Log in to the awards nomination website, and submit your nominations by June 10, 2021. Make sure to use the correct nomination narrative template for your selected award category.

FEMP plans to announce the winners in August 2021 and host a ceremony for the winners in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2021.

2020 Awards

FEMP announced the winners of the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. Read about the 29 award winners from 10 agencies.

FEMP is currently exploring options for honoring the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Award winners and showcasing the solution sets represented by these winners. Please check back for additional information.

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Award Winning Champions Shared Lessons Learned Forum

In 2018 and 2019, FEMP hosted the Award Winning Champions Shared Lessons Learned Forums in conjunction with the annual Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremonies.

These informal forums were organized 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 summarized the findings on the following pages.

Key Resources

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