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Naval Base Kitsap receives Secretary of the Navy award

Naval Base Kitsap Energy Management Team members received the Secretary of the Navy's Energy and Water Management Award for the Large Shore Facility category Tuesday in Washington, D.C., according to NBK.

Capt. Mark Olson, NBK's commanding officer, and Congressman Norm Dicks joined the Energy Management Team, which is comprised of active duty military and civilian energy management personnel, for the celebration.

"We have a great, forward-thinking energy team at NBK. Many members are from our tenant commands and we welcome their time and talent. They provide solid support toward base-wide energy conservation efforts," Olson said. "Our team is not about awards, they are all about making a difference, a contribution toward a better planet via more efficient energy programs."

Olson said NBK has reduced its energy consumption by 16 percent, "far exceeding the fiscal year 2008 interim reduction level of 9 percent." NBK's water consumption fell by 36 percent in 2008.

NBK will receive $45,000 for winning the award and the funds will be used to enhance energy, water and environmental improvement initiatives, according to NBK.

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