FY 2004 Award Winners
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EPA recognized nine outstanding employees for their sustainability accomplishments in FY 2004 at the Building and Facilities Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in March 2005.
- Energy manager James White received EPA's Energy Partner of the Year (Field) award for continuous leadership in improving the energy performance of Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina's New Main, National Computer Center, Chapel Hill Laboratory, and Research Toxicology facilities. Because of the large size of these facilities, energy efficiency improvements in RTP will have the greatest impact on EPA's overall environmental performance compared with other current Agency projects.
- For effective, dependable, and friendly support of EPA sustainable facilities activities and staff in all endeavors, Steve Hinz of EPA Headquarters was named Energy Partner of the Year (Headquarters).
- Russ Ahlgren and Mark Tagliabue of EPA's Atlantic Ecology Division Laboratory were each honored with Btu Buster awards for implementing mechanical engineering upgrades that reduced energy use at the Narragansett, Rhode Island, laboratory by more than 10 percent annually, improving the working conditions of laboratory occupants, re-investing utility cost savings in green power, and leading the way in sustainable site planning.
- Stephanie Bailey received an H2Overachiever award for helping the Agency save an estimated 120,000+ gallons of water by reducing the use and water consumption of the autoclaves at EPA's Region 10 Laboratory in Seattle, Washington.
- Jay Gile of the Western Ecology Division Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon, received a Leading Edge award for conceiving, acquiring funding for, and managing the construction of a 9.5-kilowatt photovoltaic roof system that generates renewable power with zero emissions. Mr. Gile also received an H2Overachiever award for helping the laboratory save approximately 5 million gallons of water annually by installing a closed-loop glycol cooling system, autoclave control valves, waterless urinals, and flow restrictors on plumbing fixtures.
- Cynthia Greene received a Leading Edge award for aggressively and intelligently pursuing environmental performance improvements in all facets of the design and operation of the new Region 1 Office in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Jan Hemingway of EPA's Region 10 Laboratory in Seattle, Washington, won Reporter of the Year for timely and accurate energy and water reporting for a complex facility.
- Region 8's Kim Bartels received a P2 Pollution Prevention Performer of the Year award for her campaign to collect recyclables at the Denver Regional Office. The most recent semi-annual, floor-by-floor competition for paper products recycled 10,922 pounds of paper.