Pollution Prevention (P2) promotes environmental successes at Sandia by applying for awards. Internally, the Environmental Management Systems group hosts an annual recognition program in which individuals and teams are nominated for environmental improvements to processes or for material and waste reductions.

Here are some recent awards with which Sandia has been recognized:

2013 Department of Energy NNSA "Best-In-Class" Award
  • for Greenhouse Gas Scope 1 and 2 Reductions of Sulfur Hexafluoride at Saturn-Hermes III
2012 Department of Energy NNSA “Best-In-Class” Award
  • for the Roofing Recycling Pilot Program
  • for Sandia’s Comprehensive Recycling Program
  • for computer server virtualization
2012 Department of Energy NNSA “Environmental Stewardship” Award
  • for the fleet of copiers becoming multi-function devices
2011 Federal Electronics Challenge Silver Award
  • for progress in greening the life cycle of electronics at Sandia
2011 Department of Energy “E-Star”
  • for water reduction and energy efficient cooling of high performance computers
  • for integrated sustainability planning
  • for water consumption reduction
2010 Department of Energy “E-Star”
  • for progress in greening the life cycle of electronics at Sandia
2010 Environmental Protection Agency WasteWise Gold Achievement
  • for industrial materials and waste reduction
2009 Department of Energy “E-Star”
  • for maximized waste reduction in decontamination and demolition of Building 807
2008 Department of Energy Pollution Prevention Star
  • for a researcher’s success with green chemistry and stoichiometry
2008 Lockheed Martin ES&H Excellence Award – 2nd Place
  • for sustainable business innovations