WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that it has awarded 18 Sustainability Awards for innovation and excellence to its national laboratories and sites.
The awards recognize exemplary individual and team performance in advancing sustainability objectives through innovative and effective programs and projects that increase energy, water and fleet efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases, pollution and waste. NNSA has conducted an internal environmental stewardship awards program for more than a decade.
“I congratulate the winners of this year’s Sustainability Awards and all those involved in our efforts to implement environmentally responsible and sustainable operations and projects,” said NNSA Acting Associate Administrator for Infrastructure and Operations James McConnell. “NNSA will continue striving to develop new and creative solutions to minimize the environmental impact of our vital national security mission.”
The award recipients were selected by a panel of judges from NNSA Headquarters and sites who reviewed and scored the 28 nominations submitted in 11 award categories. The 18 sustainability awards comprise 11 “Best in Class” and seven “Environmental Stewardship” as follows:
Best in Class Awards:
Environmental Stewardship Awards:
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.