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2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards recognize individuals, groups, and agencies for their outstanding contributions in the areas of energy and water efficiency, resilience, and technology achievements; distributed energy; cyber security; and fleet management at federal facilities.

OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY’S BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE AND ADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE, AND OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY – Washington, D.C. and Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The EMPOWER Wall demonstrates a first-of-its-kind smart wall that combines advanced manufacturing, building innovations, and power electronics. The team, including the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office, Advanced Manufacturing Office, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, collaborated to develop the wall system that functions as a cooling system for a room that helps to reduce energy use, decrease peak time energy demand, lower energy bills, utilize renewable energy, and maintain occupant comfort. The wall’s functionality and design may be customized and adapted for installation in any building. The team’s efforts resulted in a showcase as part of the Technology Pavilion at the 2020 Energy Exchange that featured a demonstration of a 3D printed EMPOWER Wall system and showcased the power of possibilities and collaboration to deliver tangible energy efficient solutions.