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Federal Green Challenge

2015 Federal Green Challenge Award Winners

2015 FGC Award WinnersIn 2014, more than 400 participating facilities, representing nearly 1.3 million federal employees, "walked the talk" in various target areas (Waste, Electronics, Purchasing, Water, Energy and/or Transportation) and reduced their environmental footprint, which in many cases also resulted in significant cost savings.

We are pleased to recognize the following facilities for their outstanding efforts in 2014 to advance sustainability efforts and for their leadership in reducing the environmental footprint of federal government activities.

National Awardees

2014 Results: -390,000 tons waste from landfills; -80M gallons water; Avoid purchase 15,000 lbs paper; Fleet travel down 12.3M miles; -107M cu. ft. natural gas; 457 tons electronics recycled. Comb. Efforts = Est. Cost Savings of $24M to U.S. TaxpayersFind out more about Federal Green Challenge National results for 2014 and earlier years.Improvement by Target Area - Highest Increased Percentage Over Previous Year
  • Waste: Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Tucson, AZ
  • Electronics: Western Laboratory, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice (DOJ), San Francisco, CA
  • Purchasing: U.S. Courthouse, General Services Administration (GSA), Los Angeles, CA
  • Energy: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, U.S. Marine Corps, Department of Defense (DOD), San Diego, CA
  • Water: Oregon Caves National Monument, National Park Service, Department of the Interior (DOI), Cave Junction, OR
  • Transportation:
    • National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Department of Energy (DOE), Golden, CO
    • Minneapolis VA Healthcare System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Minneapolis, MN
    • Capulin Volcano National Monument, National Park Service, Department of the Interior (DOI), Capulin, NM
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Regional Awardees

New England (Region 1)

  • Education & Outreach: Vermont Army National Guard, Department of Defense, Jericho, VT
  • Innovation:  Boston Healthcare System (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Brockton), Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston, MA
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New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands (Region 2)

  • Waste: Jose V. Toledo Federal Building and Courthouse Building, General Services Administration (GSA), San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Transportation:  Brookhaven National Laboratory, Office of Science, Department of Energy (DOE), Upton, NY
  • Purchasing, Energy: Eastern Region, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT), Jamaica, NY
  • Water: Syracuse Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Syracuse, NY

Mid-Atlantic (Region 3)

  • Purchasing: Missile Defense Agency, Department of Defense, Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Waste: Coatesville VA Medical Center, Veterans Integrated Service Network 4, Department of Veterans Affairs, Coatesville, PA
  • Energy: Byrne Green Federal Complex, General Services Administration (GSA), Philadelphia, PA
  • Water: Theodore Roosevelt Building, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Washington DC
  • Innovation: Headquarters Office, Small Business Administration, Washington, DC
  • Leadership: National Laboratory Center, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice (DOJ), Beltsville, MD

Southeast (Region 4)

  • Waste: Southeast Laboratory, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami, FL
  • Electronics: East Tennessee Technology Park, Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge, TN

Great Lakes (Region 5)

  • Waste, Electronics, Transportation:  Argonne National Laboratory, Department of Energy (DOE), Lemont, IL
  • Education & Outreach: Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Department of Veterans Affairs North Chicago, IL
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South Central (Region 6) »

  • Waste: JJ Pickle & Homer Thornberry Federal Building, General Services Administration (GSA), Austin, TX
  • Electronics, Purchasing: El Paso Intelligence Center, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), El Paso, TX
  • Energy: Armendariz US Courthouse, General Services Administration (GSA), El Paso, TX
  • Water: Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Office Building/US Courthouse, General Services Administration (GSA), San Antonio, TX
  • Innovation:
    • JJ Pickle & Homer Thornberry Federal Building, General Services Administration (GSA), Austin, TX
    • Little Rock US Post Office & Courthouse, General Services Administration (GSA), Little Rock, AR
  • Education & Outreach:
    • El Paso Intelligence Center, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), El Paso, TX
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Mountains & Plains (Region 8)

Overall Achievement: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Department of Energy (DOE), Golden, CO

Pacific Southwest (Region 9)

  • Overall Achievement: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior (DOI), HI
  • Innovation: Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Dixon, CA
  • Leadership: U.S. Forest Service,  Region 5, Department of Agriculture (USDA), Vallejo, CA
  • Education and Outreach: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service, Department of the Interior (DOI), San Francisco, CA
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Pacific Northwest & Alaska (Region 10)

  • Waste: Jackson Federal Building / Seattle Federal Office Building Green Team, Seattle, WA
  • Energy: Crater Lake National Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior (DOI), Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Water: Nez Perce National Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior (DOI), Spaulding, ID
  • Transportation: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior (DOI), Skagway, AK
  • Innovation: Regional Office, General Services Administration (GSA), Seattle, WA
  • Education & Outreach: Cadillac Building Green Team, National Park Service, Seattle, WA