Maria Vargas, director of the Better Buildings Challenge at the Energy Department, joined Women of Washington to promote energy efficiency across organizations and government, and share her advice on seizing opportunities in life that push you to be stronger, better in your career.
The Energy Department and the General Services Administration see an uptick in energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and utility energy service contracts (UESCs), while the Army, the biggest adopter of ESPCs, look to strengthen the resiliency of its electrical grid through these smart energy projects.
A new executive order echoes the Obama-era GreenGov initiative to make the federal government a leader in environmental sustainability uses less strict metrics for measuring those goals.
A team at the Energy Department is surveying operators of large sports venues to gage their energy and water use and begin developing strategies for more efficiency. Jason Hartke, Energy’s commercial buildings integration program manager, has more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Kathleen Hogan has been building innovative energy efficiency programs in the federal government for more than two decades – first at the EPA and now at the Energy Department. She’s had such a string of successes in cutting American energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions that Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz called her the focal point for the government’s entire energy efficiency program. Hogan is the deputy assistant secretary of Energy for energy efficiency, and she’s a finalist for a 2016 Service to America medal. She talked about her work with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
John Cymbalsky reached out to industry, environmental groups and consumers to quickly reach a consensus on new energy conservation standards for commercial equipment and residential appliances.
Agencies released sustainability scorecards showing progress toward green goals. Overall, agencies have exceeded goals and reduced greenhouse gases, pollution and waste and increased renewables.
Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, says the pursuit of renewable energy is not just about the Navy “going green.” It supports the mission.
The fourth annual Energy Star National Building Competition Battle of the Buildings encourages people to use the same energy-savings strategies they use at home and apply them to where they work, play and learn.
After reaching one of its energy efficiency goals three years early, the Air Force has adopted a more ambitious plan. On this week’s edition of On DoD, Dr. Kevin Geiss offers an update on where the Air Force is at now.