Luda Fieguth: EPA Champion of Green Government
Luda Fieguth (SEM) received an award for energy efficiency from Region 9 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 2. The Champion of Green Government award is given annually to federally funded facilities for efforts to prevent pollution and to exercise environmental stewardship.
Fieguth is being recognized for a two-year project she recently completed, upgrading the Klystron Gallery with energy efficient lighting (see TIP, May 7, 2004). This project will reduce SLAC energy usage by an estimated 4.4 gigawatt-hours per year, enough energy for nearly 600 homes, with an estimated project payback period of less than three years. As Energy Conservation program manager, Fieguth initiated and implemented this energysaving project, which is helping reduce SLAC energy expenses and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the recycling of lighting materials as part of project implementation reduced waste disposal costs. Fieguth is thankful to the team—Alonzo Baker (AD), Hieu Dao (SEM), Thomas Graul (AD), Ardie Jacob (EP), Yolanda Pilastro (EP), Harry Shin (SEM) and the SEM electricians—for contributing to the success of the project.
If you have any questions about waste reduction or pollution prevention opportunities, please contact Richard Cellamare, Environmental Protection (Ext. 3401, firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more details on the U.S. EPA Region 9 award program, see: www.epa.gov/Region9/cross_pr/fedfac/cga.html.