Four Navy Commands in Hawaii Receive SECNAV Energy Awards

Story Number: NNS091104-17Release Date: 11/4/2009 10:22:00 PM
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By Krista Stehn, NAVFAC Hawaii-Navy Region Hawaii Energy Manager

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Navy Region Hawaii won four energy awards at the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy Awards ceremony held Oct. 27, 2009 at the Navy Memorial in Washington.

"These awards are indicative of the high pace of our energy program at Navy Region Hawaii and it is only going to get more exciting in future months," said Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii Commanding Officer Capt. Bret Muilenburg.

Naval Station Pearl Harbor and NAVFAC Hawaii received the Gold Level of Achievement for implementing outstanding energy efforts, the second highest level recognized by SECNAV.

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility and the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai were winners of the Blue Level of Achievement for displaying a well-rounded energy program. Awards were based on the energy and water achievements for fiscal year 2008.

"The projects we are involved in will generate secure energy from renewable sources and minimize adverse environmental effects," said Muilenburg.

The SECNAV Energy Awards were established to recognize outstanding commitment to energy and water conservation by Navy and Marine Corps installations and ships. The Department of the Navy Energy Program evaluates and classifies the overall energy performance of each installation and ship. Those that have exemplary energy conservation programs are ranked according to a system of platinum, gold, or blue achievers.

Competition for SECNAV Energy Awards is based on various factors, including improvement in energy efficiency, number of energy projects executed during the fiscal year, amount of renewable energy generation, strength of energy awareness program, and the level of command support.

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