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Shipyard receives 11th consecutive energy award

By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Aug. 16, 2018

BREMERTON, Wash. — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility has been named as a recipient of the 2018 Secretary of the Navy Energy Excellence Award, receiving a gold-level award.

2018 marks the eleventh consecutive year that PSNS & IMF has been recognized with a Navy energy award.

“This honor represents the culmination of our entire team’s efforts to effectively and efficiently use energy in meeting our mission,” said PSNS & IMF Executive Director Richard Tift. “These efforts don’t just save taxpayer dollars; they also help to preserve precious natural resources. These are responsibilities we take very seriously.”

Awarded annually, the Department of the Navy’s Energy Excellence Awards program promotes excellence in the areas of energy security, new technologies, innovation, program management and efficiencies across the department. The gold level of achievement indicates an excellent energy program.

Over the last year, PSNS & IMF has continued its efforts to reduce energy consumption even with a growing workforce. Since 2015, the shipyard has added over 1,500 jobs, increasing its number of employees by 12 percent, while seeing an energy consumption increase of only 0.5 percent during the same period.