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STAFF CHANGES

The Energy Division thanks former Director Mark Ewing for 23 years of service and leadership, it welcomes its new Director, Denise Funkhouser.

2019 DOE FEDERAL ENERGY AND WATER MANAGEMENT AWARD WINNER

The DOE Federal Energy and Water Management Awards recognize individuals, groups, and agencies for their outstanding contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of advanced and renewable energy technologies at federal facilities. The GSA winner is:

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE
GREAT LAKES REGION 5

Sylvia Hermann
Benjamin Warren
Jerrud Parker
Nathan Ingersoll
Shawna Ramthun

The General Service Administration’s (GSA) Public Buildings Service Region 5 divisions worked together to successfully implement a performance contract spanning eight Michigan locations. The energy conservation measures resulted in a 60% energy reduction and more than two million gallons in water savings per year. The multi-location approach, along with using the streamlined process of the an ESPC ENABLE contract vehicle, allowed GSA Region 5 to achieve significant energy and water savings by bundling small scale projects together, as well as more efficient use of minimal personnel resources to manage the projects across a broad geographic.

2019 FEDS SPOTLIGHT RECOGNIATION

In 2017, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) introduced the FEDS Spotlight, a recognition program for federal agencies, presented in conjunction with FEMP’s annual Energy Exchange training event.

The FEDS Spotlight provides an opportunity for agencies to shine a spotlight on federal employees going above and beyond typical day-to-day responsibilities to achieve mission success while also cutting energy waste, reducing costs, optimizing performance, and advancing America's progress toward energy independence, resilience, and security. This year’s FEDS Spotlight winner from GSA is:

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE
GREATER SOUTHWEST rEGION 7

Juan Griego, Jr.
Ky Nguyen-Zubroski
Kenneth Shutika (Energy Division – Central Office)

In June 2018, the General Services Administration (GSA) Region 7 completed reverse auctions for GSA-owned facilities in Texas, awarding two contracts that cover 99 electricity accounts with a combined electricity usage of more than 498 million kWh over the 60-month contract term. The new contract rates per kWh will result in savings of $1.65 million each year and $8.23 million over the contract term for a savings of 29.3%. The new contracts also bring Region 7’s renewable electricity up to 100% from only 50% in the previous contracts.

Last Reviewed: 2019-08-07