Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Communications and External Relations


Lockheed Martin Energy Systems personnel win federal energy conservation awards

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 4, 1995 — Five Lockheed Martin Energy Systems (LMES) employees have won In-House Energy Management (IHEM) awards from Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters in Washington, D.C., for significant contributions to its energy conservation program during fiscal year 1994.

The In-House Energy Management small group honors went to the IHEM team comprised of representatives from each of the three Oak Ridge facilities that Lockheed Martin Energy Systems manages for DOE. Team members are Mike Kuliasha and Joe Whitefield of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Eleazar Merriweather of the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Deborah Sy of the Oak Ridge K-25 Site, and Ed Pierce Jr. of the company's Engineering organization. Awardees received their honors in Washington, D.C., on November 2 and 3.

During fiscal year 1994, the team initiated more than $19 million in energy efficiency projects projected to save DOE $5 million annually. It also identified another $22 million in cost-effective projects earmarked for future spending. At the K-25 site, the team implemented an innovative "pink ticket" program to increase energy conservation awareness among employees and subcontractors. Those who inadvertently left on lights, computers or ventilation received a friendly pink reminder to save energy by turning off their equipment at the end of their shifts.

In addition to sharing the team award, Pierce, who is manager of in-house energy management design for all three Oak Ridge facilities, also won an individual IHEM award. Pierce and his design team completed more than 16 retrofit projects to make facilities more energy efficient and conducted feasibility studies to secure funding for more energy saving initiatives through 1997.