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Award Categories

Alternative Fuel and Fuel Conservation in Transportation

This award recognizes a team or individual with outstanding organizational achievement in fleet energy efficiency.  This includes establishment of new alternative fuel infrastructure; methods for encouraging the use of alternative fuels; ride use; or any other methods used to decrease petroleum consumption.  The winning project or program will demonstrate a measurable decrease in petroleum fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gas pollution.

Building the Future

This award recognizes a Federal civilian or military facility or installation that successfully demonstrates the policy and performance goals of E. O. 13514 by incorporating sustainable practices and principles into all aspects of their operations.  Nominees should highlight significant achievements in building or installation design, operation and management, supply chain management, resource conservation, community engagement, employee involvement, and innovation in order to create a more sustainable facility.

Electronic Stewardship 

This award recognizes a team or individual that promotes sustainable environmental stewardship of their electronic assets in all there lifecycle phases:  acquisition and procurement, operation and maintenance, and end-of-life management practices in accordance with the Federal Electronic Challenge guidance for Gold partners.

Energy and Water Management 

This award recognizes a team or individual that with project or program achievement in energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency, sustainable buildings, vehicle fleet management, and multiple types of energy management.

Good Neighbor Award

This award recognizes a Federal agency team for its exemplary engagement with local or regional communities to promote one or more of the goals of E. O. 13514.  Nominations in this category should focus on Federal agency representatives who are actively involved in local community planning and sustainability initiatives, have established and are pursuing collaborative sustainability goals, and demonstrate success in aligning policies and practices with community partners to achieve those goals.  Nominations for this category must include at least one letter of support from a non-Federal local or regional community partner in order to be considered.

Green Dream Team

This award recognizes exceptional leadership by an interagency green team to effectively place a Federal sustainability idea into action.  The selected team will have clearly demonstrated that its collaboration efforts were integral to the successful implementation and institutionalization of the idea within its office, agency, or agencies and will highlight collaboration through Regional Councils, Federal Executive Boards, workgroups or other interagency organizations.

Green Innovation Award

This award recognizes an innovation or idea with clear potential to transform the Federal community's overall energy and environmental performance, in keeping with the goals defined by E. O. 13514. This award will be presented to an individual or team responsible for the development and execution of a novel new product, project, program, design, or revolutionary idea that facilitates sustainability across the Federal government.  Award winners will ideally represent efforts in the implementation stage; however, innovation that demonstrates near-term feasibility may also be recognized.

Green Purchasing.

This award recognizes a team or individual for outstanding activities on the most effective and innovative programs for the purchase and use of biobased products.  Preference will be given for programs that have an internal and external education component or outreach program designed to promote the green purchasing objective of E. O. 13423 and E. O. 13514.

Historic Preservation

This award recognizes a Federal Agency Team or individual who demonstrated initiative and creativity in improving the Department of Commerce’s consideration of the effects of agency programs or specific activities on historic properties.  This award recognizes that historic preservation promotes sustainable development through the conservation, improvement, and re-use of built resources.  Award winners will demonstrate exceptional efforts to integrate historic preservation into agency programs through planning, management, support, and/or maintenance efforts. 

Lean, Clean, and Green Award

This award recognizes outstanding organizational achievement in building or fleet energy efficiency or renewable energy development and deployment.  The winning project or program will demonstrate a combination of measurable results in energy efficiency (reduced energy consumption), increased use of renewable energy, and reduced greenhouse gas pollution, or decreased petroleum fuel consumption and greenhouse gas pollution reduction.

Recycling

This award recognizes a team, or individual for outstanding activities, including the collection, separation and processing by which products or other materials are recovered from the waste stream for use in the manufacture of new products (other than fuel for producing heat or power by combustion).  Preference will be given for recycling programs that have an internal education component or a public outreach component designed to promote recycling at the site, facility or operation or to promote partnerships with the surrounding community.

Renewable Energy

This award recognizes a team or individual for outstanding organizational achievement in building renewable energy development and deployment.  The project or program will demonstrate a combination of measurable results in energy efficiency (reduced energy consumption), increased use of renewable energy, and reduced greenhouse gas pollution.

Sustainability Data Champion

This award recognizes a Federal employee who is dedicated to improving the accuracy and automation of data required to measure progress against Executive Order and statutory Sustainability goals. The selected individual will demonstrate an attention to detail and relentless drive to collect, assimilate, and report Sustainability data through automated systems which enable the Department to make informed decisions at all levels. The recipient(s) of this award will receive a Letter of Appreciation from the Senior Sustainability Officer.

Sustainability Hero Award

This award recognizes a Federal employee who is a sustainability champion and agent of change within his or her agency. The selected individual will demonstrate a history of outstanding performance in leading implementation of sustainable practices while reflecting a comprehensive approach to energy and environmental management through innovative strategies, practices, and outreach.

 

Office of Administrative Services
Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

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Page last updated:January 10, 2012