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Partnered with the Department of Transportation (DOT), EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) won the GreenGov Presidential Green Dream Team Award. The winning efforts focused on three priority areas: energy efficiency improvements through “desk audits”, vehicle fleet sustainability, and sustainable buildings.   

The desk audits in particular resulted in $1 million savings for the government, helped FAA increase facility audits nearly fourfold, and improved DOT’s White House Sustainability/Energy Scorecard ratings. In addition, with FEMP assistance, DOT reduced total fuel consumption by 5% and increased alternative fuel consumption by 20%. The partnership also led to improved energy and water efficient designs for proposed airport control towers. The success of this relationship is clearly a model for similar efforts across not only similar DOT buildings but across entire federal family.

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) works with key individuals to accomplish energy change within organizations by bringing expertise from all levels of project and policy implementation to enable federal agencies to meet energy related goals and to provide energy leadership to the country.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) success stories highlight the positive impact of its work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities.