DOE Names NAVFAC Northwest Members as Federal Energy & Water Mgmt Awardees

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The Energy Department and the Federal Interagency Energy Management Task Force has selected members of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest’s energy team as recipients of the 2016 Federal Energy and Water Management Award.

The U.S. Navy said Wednesday Curt Hickle, Max McAllister, Paul Songe-Moller, Tabitha Pierzchala and Chris Taylor were recognized for their energy, water and fleet management efforts in fiscal year 2015.

Phil Beste was also named for a career service award, the Navy added.

The NAVFAC Northwest energy team works to foster awareness and operational efficiency in Pacific Northwest naval installations through education and outreach programs as well as competitions and awards, the service branch noted.

The team’s efforts include LED exterior lighting upgrades at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Base Kitsap Keyport and Naval Magazine Indian Island that worked to address light quality and energy consumption, the Navy added.

Naval Station Everett personnel also moved from three bachelor quarters into one Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified facility in 2015 to help conserve energy.