Lockheed Martin has been named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a third year in a row, earning the distinguished Sustained Excellence award.
The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program. Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. They are among the nation’s leaders in driving value for the environment, the economy, and the American people.
“Our commitment to energy efficiency aligns with our core values to do what’s right, respect others and perform with excellence,” said Lockheed Martin Vice President, Environment, Safety and Health, Carol B. Cala. “This Sustained Excellence award demonstrates our leadership in advancing energy and climate risk management best practices with the manufacturing sector; since 2015, we have reduced carbon emissions intensity by 39%, and since 2016 we have reduced energy use by 14% and water use by 9%.”
These reductions are delivered through Lockheed Martin’s longstanding Go Green program, which in 2020 delivered $25 million in energy use cost avoidance compared to 2016. As an ENERGY STAR partner, the corporation benchmarks energy and greenhouse gas management practices with other leading manufacturers to achieve continuous improvement.
“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”
Other notable ENERGY STAR achievements in 2020 include:
The administrative building in Fort Worth, Texas earned its 3rd consecutive ENERGY STAR certification, performing better than 87% of similar buildings nationwide. At 841,000 sf2 it is Lockheed Martin’s largest ENERGY STAR Certified building.
The team responsible for the award from left to right: Dominic White, Siemens Engineer Sr; Jeremy J. Dingemanse, Facilities Engineer; Tyler Bryan, Facilities Engineer Assoc.; Ben Paul Gilmore, Facilities Engineer Sr. Staff.
The Rotary and Missions Systems Shelton Overhaul and Repair Facility won the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry because of energy efficiency projects, reducing energy use by 11% within 3 years when controlling for weather and for production.
The team responsible for the award from left to right: Edgar Velez, Senior Project Manager Facilities; Michelle Robare, ESH Associate Manager; Michael Stein, Energy Manager Facilities. Not shown: Dennis Gonzalez, Senior Engineer Facilities.
Lastly, a payroll processing facility in Lakeland Florida, which each year processes more than 5 million payroll and other accounting transactions, earned its 4th ENERGY STAR certification, performing better than 82% of peer buildings.
Darren Johnson, the Site Facility Lead responsible for Lakeland’s ENERGY STAR Certification.