U.S. EPA Names Facility Electronics Champs

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Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  and the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive announced the recipients of the 2012 Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) Awards. These awards were given to 33 federal facilities from 10 different federal agencies. The activities of the winners resulted in $7.8 million savings in FY2011 and greenhouse gas emissions reductions equivalent to taking 6,000 passenger cars off the road for a year.

The 2012 FEC Award winners completed a variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 pounds of electronics.

Platinum Level Award Recipients
EPA and OFEE recognize the following 10 Facility Partners for their success in maintaining their electronics stewardship program in order to continue to minimize the environmental impacts of electronics management in all three life-cycle phases, as well as participating in a peer mentoring program:

  • U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness, Information Management, Arlington, VA
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR
  • U.S. Department of Energy, East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, TN
  • U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration – Southeast Laboratory, Miami, FL
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration – Special Testing and Research Laboratory, Dulles, VA
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Headquarters, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, Dallas, TX

Gold Level Award Recipients
EPA and OFEE recognize the following five Facility Partners for their success in reducing the environmental impacts of electronics in all three life-cycle phases, as well as participating in a peer mentoring program:

  • U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, Richland, WA
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration – Aviation Division, Fort Worth, TX
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Chicago, IL

Silver Level Award Recipients
EPA and OFEE recognize the10 following Facility Partners for their success in reducing the environmental impacts of electronics in two life-cycle phases:

  • U.S. Department of Education, Department of Education Centralized, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Paducah Site, Kevil, KY
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, Lexington, KY
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Princeton, NJ
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT), Arlington, VA
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration – Dallas Field Division, Dallas, TX
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration – Laredo District Office, Laredo, TX
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration – Mid-Atlantic Laboratory, Largo, MD
  • U.S. Department of the Interior, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA

Bronze Level Award Recipients
EPA and OFEE recognize the following eight Facility Partners for their success in reducing the environmental impacts of electronics in one life-cycle phase:

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Project, Lexington, KY
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration – North Central Laboratory, Chicago, IL
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration – Washington Division, Washington, DC
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt, Parkersburg, WV
  • Champion Awards

Improve Your Electronics Management
In early August, the EPA released its Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator (EEBC). This has been developed to assist organizations in estimating the environmental benefits of greening their purchase, use and disposal of electronics. Facility managers can visit this website, and read the Benefits Calculator section to download the Excel sheet and other information.

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