Category Archives: Awards

Argonne presented with USGBC-IL award

On May 23, Argonne received the U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter’s Intent to Matter award in the Outstanding Large Organization category. The award recognizes an organization that has made significant strides to reduce its environmental footprint or improve the … Read More »

Argonne receives U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter award

The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter will acknowledge eight winners in the sustainability realm during the organization’s Limelight awards celebration and fundraising event on May 23, 2013 at the National Hellenic Museum. Award recipients include airLab at Rosa … Read More »

Argonne short-listed as finalist for Better Buildings Federal Award 2013 competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program selected 12 finalists to compete in the Better Buildings Federal Award 2013 competition. Argonne National Laboratory is the sole finalist from the U.S. Department of Energy, recognized for its Building 224 Visitor … Read More »

Argonne receives 2012 DOE Federal Energy and Water Management Award

Argonne National Laboratory was recognized for its energy and water conservation efforts with the 2012 DOE Federal Energy and Water Management (FEWM) Award. The FEWM Awards, founded in 1981, recognize federal and partner organization employees for outstanding efforts related to federal energy, … Read More »

Secretary’s Honor Awards: Recognizing Employee Excellence

Since 1977, Energy Department employees have worked to deliver the innovation and expertise needed to advance the nation’s science and technology sectors, boost advancements in clean energy and ensure national security through nuclear nonproliferation initiatives and environmental cleanup. On October … Read More »

Argonne receives 2012 DOE Sustainability Award for teacher workshop

By Diana Anderson Argonne National Laboratory was recognized at the second annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sustainability Awards in Washington, D.C. on September 27 for its Sustainability Workshop for Middle School Teachers. Twenty teams and individuals representing DOE national … Read More »

Argonne receives 2012 DOE Sustainability Award for Sustainability Workshop for Middle School Teachers

By Diana Anderson Argonne National Laboratory has been selected to receive the 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Award for its Sustainability Workshop for Middle School Teachers. The teacher workshop was launched in 2011 and attracts middle school teachers from across … Read More »

Argonne leads the way in greenhouse gas reductions: sulfur hexafluoride recovery and recycling

Argonne National Laboratory is leading the way in greenhouse gas reductions, particularly with the recapture and recycling of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). SF6 is a gas used in industry as an anti-arcing agent. It is an extremely potent greenhouse gas — … Read More »

Argonne facilities achieve green building designations

By Devin Hodge, Sustainability Program Manager The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently received green building designations for two of its facilities. The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) recently obtained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver … Read More »

Fugitive Emissions Working Group Recognized with U. S. Secretary of Energy’s 2011 Achievement Award

U. S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recognized the Fugitive Emissions Working Group (FEWG), of which Argonne National Laboratory is a part, with the Secretary’s Achievement Award — the Department of Energy’s highest non-monetary honor for a group or team effort. … Read More »