NNSA North Las Vegas Receives Federal Energy and Water Management Award

Press Release
Oct 28, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today congratulated a team of engineers and designers who worked on the Building B-3 Remediation, Restoration, and Upgrade Project at the NNSA North Las Vegas Complex for receiving a 2009 Federal Energy and Water Management Award. 

The award, one of five "Energy Efficiency/Energy Program Management Awards to Small Group," was presented by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Interagency Energy Policy Committee on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The team was recognized for its contributions toward the efficient use of energy in the federal sector during FY 2008 and for serving as a model for others in government to emulate. The project remodeled 78,000 square feet of office space, allowing 400 employees to return to the building. It was performed ahead of the baseline schedule, under the $16 million budget and earned a "Silver LEED" certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

"Efficiency is a top priority as we transform from a Cold War nuclear weapons complex into a 21st century nuclear security enterprise," said NNSA Administrator Thomas D'Agostino. "I am proud of this team and our enterprise-wide commitment to the effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars while promoting safety and security."

The renovation saves costs, improves communications between federal and M&O employees, reduces energy consumption and improves upon the current safety and security protection for the employees compared to the leased facilities where employees were working during the remodeling project.

The award winners are the Nevada Securities Technologies Project Manager Susan Livenick and the four NNSA federal project directors who worked on the project John Mallin, Kevin Thornton, Clayton Barrow and Thomas Stephens.

(see http://www.femp.energy.gov/services/awards_fewm.html).

This project has also received several other awards including the Department of Energy Management Award and the Secretary of Energy's Improvement Award.

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