Navy NewsStand (June 19, 2006): NAVFAC earns 2006 White House Closing the Circle Awards.WASHINGTON -- Naval Facilities Engineering The term "facilities engineering" evolved from "plant engineering" in the early 1990s as U.S. workplaces became more complex. Practitioners preferred this term because it more accurately reflected the multidisciplinary demands for specialized conditions in a wider variety of indoor Command (NAVFAC NAVFAC Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NAVFAC Naval Facility ) was awarded two White House Closing the Circle Awards for outstanding environmental achievements at Naval Station Great Lakes Naval Station Great Lakes is the United States Navy's Headquarters Command for training issues, located in North Chicago, Illinois. Important tenant commands include the Recruit Training Center (Basic Training), Training Support Center and Naval Recruiting District Chicago. , Ill., and Naval Base A naval base primarily for support of the forces afloat, contiguous to a port or anchorage, consisting of activities or facilities for which the Navy has operating responsibilities, together with interior lines of communications and the minimum surrounding area necessary for local Ventura County, Port Hueneme Port Hueneme (wī'nē`mē), city (1990 pop. 20,319), Ventura co., S Calif., on the Pacific coast; founded 1870, inc. 1948. It has an artificial deep-sea harbor and is the site of a huge naval construction-battalion (Seabee) center. , Calif., during a White House ceremony June 12.
The White House Closing the Circle Awards recognize outstanding achievements of federal employees and facilities that are significant contributions to, or have a positive impact on, the environment.
"Sustainable environmental performance has become an integral part of how we do business in the federal government," said Ed Pinero, federal environmental executive. "These award-winning programs and individuals truly exemplify how our management and operations can be made more sustainable through enhanced environmental stewardship."
Naval Station Great Lakes was given the award for Alternative Fuel Use and Fuel Conservation in Transportation in the military, for its use of biodiesel. Biodiesel is a cleaner burning alternative fuel and has become America's fastest growing alternative fuel, according to the Department of Energy
"We're thrilled to see the use of biodiesel within the federal government continuing to grow and its users recognized with this important award," said Joe Jobe, chief executive officer of the National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board, headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri, was created in 1992 by America's soybean interests with the express purpose of getting biodiesel accepted into America's fuel mix. . "These [vehicle] fleets are important models to their peers, as well as the nation at large. They are leaders in the government's efforts to protect the environment, as well as executing President Bush's goal of reducing dependence on foreign oil by 75 percent by 2025."
NAVFAC Southwest Public Works Department Many governments worldwide have had departments or ministries referred to as the Public Works Department either formally or informally.
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"We are proud of what we accomplished in this project, not only in the energy savings and sustainable design features and materials incorporated, but in the high quality workspace we provided for our people," said Thomas Carr, NAVFAC Southwest deputy public works officer.
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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, or (MCAS Cherry Point) (ICAO: KNKT, FAA LID: NKT , N.C., was given an honorable mention for Waste and Prevention in the military.
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