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Conservation Award for Fermilab

"In recognition of an outstanding energy conservation program," Fermilab/ERDA Batavia Area Office has received the Chicago Federal Executive Board's Energy (CFEB) Conservation Citation for 1977. CFEB is an association of key federal managers in the Chicago area.

Fermilab was recommended for the award after a CFEB visitation to the site in December. The Laboratory's energy conservation program includes seasonally adjusted temperatures in all buildings, added building insulation and reduced lighting levels. Also, the Laboratory has received ERDA grants for a solar heating system at the magnet facility and conversion of the Chicago cyclotron magnet for superconducting operation.

Henry Hinterberger, associate director for technical services, accepted the citation from Robert H. Bauer, manager of the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration's Chicago Operations Office and Gerald M. Marks, regional director of the U.S. Department of Commerce. At the same meeting, John Colson (Support Services) accepted for Fermilab a citation recognizing reduced petroleum consumption by Laboratory vehicles.

CFEB has made available a team of experts to assist federal Chicago area agencies and their contractors in improving their energy conservation programs by sharing successful energy conservation techniques.

Other recipients of 1977 citations were Argonne National Laboratory, ERDA's Franklin McLean Memorial Research Institute at the University of Chicago and the Department of Justice's Metropolitian Correctional Center in Chicago.

H. Hinterberger (L) with R.H. Bauer, Manager, ERDA Chicago operations office (1 of 2)
Citation awarded to Fermilab for energy conservation efforts (2 of 2)