Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, has credited an energy-savings program from Siemens Building Technologies Inc. with helping it win this year's Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management.

Three energy services contracts with Siemens since 1999 have resulted in more than $1.3 million in energy savings for Dyess. The contract covers 300 buildings on the base, totaling more than 2.5 million square feet.

The award is given annually to five federal facilities that have shown dedication and leadership in the conservation of energy. Dyess is the first air force base to win the award.

- J.J. Siegel

Publication date: 12/29/2003