WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded 15 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.
The award categories and award descriptions are developed by the DOE Sustainability Performance Office (SPO) which manages the DOE Sustainability Awards Program. NNSA conducts its internal sustainability awards recognition program based on the NNSA nomination submissions input into the SPO’s sustainability awards program.
“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 DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz. “NNSA will continue striving to develop new and creative solutions to be the best possible stewards of the environment as we carry out our important and enduring national security mission.”
The award recipients were selected by a panel of judges from NNSA Headquarters and sites who reviewed and scored 24 nominations submitted in 12 of the 15 award categories. The 15 sustainability awards comprise five “Best in Class” and 10 “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. Visit www.nnsa.energy.gov for more information.