WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recognized several sites across the Nuclear Security Enterprise with 2016 Sustainability Awards for innovation and excellence in environmental sustainability.
The awards recognize exemplary individual and team performance across more than a dozen categories. Laboratory and site partners are honored for achieving sustainability objectives through innovative and effective programs and projects that increase energy and water 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 want to congratulate the winners of this year’s Sustainability Awards and recognize the team effort needed 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 to build on these successes and pursue new and creative solutions, as stewards of the environment and our enduring national security mission.”
The award recipients were selected by a panel of judges from NNSA Headquarters and sites who reviewed and scored 15 nominations submitted in nine of the 15 award categories. The 12 sustainability awards comprise six “Best in Class” awards and six “Environmental Stewardship” awards.
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 the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear explosive 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.