Navy Earns Three Presidential Federal Energy Management Awards

Washington, DC [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The Navy and Marine Corps were honored with three of five Presidential awards for leadership in federal energy management during a ceremony at the White House Old Executive Office Building. Naval Base Coronado, California; Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona; and Naval Undersea Warfare Command Keyport, Washington, were honored for their exemplary energy programs, which combined to save $3 million in energy costs in 2005. The three installations earned this distinction through energy and water savings, sustainable building design principles, and investing in renewable energy resources, particularly the installation of solar-powered light emitting diode (LED) lighting; building tune-ups; lighting improvements; leak identification and quick repair program; and leveraging utilities energy service contracts.

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