Lockheed Martin Receives Prestigious New Jersey Clean Air Environmental Excellence Award
MOORESTOWN, NJ, 26-NOV-01 -- The Surface Systems unit of Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems (NE&SS) recently received the Environmental Excellence Award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for its comprehensive energy conservation program. Lockheed Martin received this prestigious award for achieving outstanding environmental performance, and having superior environmental programs. Lockheed Martin NE&SS-Surface Systems won the Clean Air award for meeting the aggressive goals established by the NJDEP. This is the first year Lockheed Martin has received this award.
The award was presented by Robert C. Shinn, NJDEP Commissioner. NJDEP makes the awards annually to different facilities in six categories.
It's truly an honor to be recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for our accomplishments in energy conservation, said Jack Irving, vice president of Production and Life Cycle programs at Lockheed Martin NE&SS-Surface Systems. Receiving this important award is the culmination of our dedication to achieving outstanding environmental performance. Irving described the environmental program at Lockheed Martin as a true team effort, in which every employee, department and program has an ownership stake in making environmental protection a top priority.
Bob O'Brien, manager of Environmental Safety and Health, described how the company has consistently strived to better manage energy consumption. We accelerated our energy conservation program nearly 20 years ago. Our goal was to reduce and better manage energy consumption by installing an energy management system to control lighting, heating and cooling equipment. Just over a decade ago, the company revitalized its energy conservation program and continues to evolve it in response to the demands of the business.
Our program focuses on major energy consumption sources as well as employee awareness and behavior. As a result of these energy conservation measures, we have reduced annual power plant air emissions of carbon dioxide by an estimated 3086 tons, sulfur dioxide by 25 tons and nitrogen oxides by 13 tons, O'Brien said. O'Brien further noted that despite an approximate 66% increase in employee population from 1997-2000, energy consumption has increased only 15%, while energy costs have declined over that same time period.
Surface Systems employs over 4,500 individuals, making the contributions to energy efficiency even more important.
Lockheed Martin NE&SS provides surface ship and submarine weapon systems, antisubmarine warfare and ocean surveillance systems, missile launching systems, radar and sensor systems, ship systems integration services and other advanced systems and services to customers worldwide. NE&SS is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.