NASA is one of six recently announced 2011 GreenGov Presidential Award winners. The awards celebrate extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.
In 2009, President Obama challenged the Federal Government to lead by example by becoming leaner, greener and more efficient. He asked agencies and departments to become more energy efficient, reduce waste and water use, and use its purchasing power as the largest energy consumer in the U.S. economy to support more environmentally responsible products and technologies in their operations.
The GreenGov Presidential Awards are given in six different categories, the awards honor Federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects and facilities, and agency programs that exemplify President Obama’s charge to lead by example toward a clean energy economy.
NASA was awarded the Lean, Clean and Green Award, which recognizes outstanding organizational achievement in building or fleet energy efficiency or renewable energy development and deployment.
NASA is a model of sustainability for the Federal community and is a winner of the Lean Clean and Green Award. It continues to move consistently toward sustainable and efficient operations by setting exemplary goals in agency-wide energy and water efficiency, reduced emissions and greater renewable energy usage. In addition, NASA is committed to reducing waste and increasing efficiency at its facilities, management centers, and development projects around the country, and has led the way in sustainability in government by expanding its portfolio of LEED certified facilities.