Jefferson Lab Receives DOE Award for Energy Efficient Upgrade

  • Jefferson Lab Team Accepts Award

Carroll Jones accepts 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award for Jefferson Lab at Ceremony in Washington DC. Pictured: Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Alexander Fitzsimmons, Chief of Staff, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Carroll Jones, Facilities Division, Jefferson Lab, and on the far right is Leslie Nicholls, Strategic Director, Federal Energy Management Program.

Improved data center provides efficiency, security and reliability

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – On Oct. 23, a team from the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility was honored at the 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Ceremony for upgrades made to the lab’s data center, ultimately improving its energy efficiency. The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards are presented annually by DOE to recognize individuals, groups, and agencies for outstanding contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of advanced and renewable energy technologies at federal facilities.

The Jefferson Lab team—led by Bryan Hess, Carroll Jones and Chip Watson from Jefferson Science Associates, and Rick Korynta from the DOE Thomas Jefferson Site Office—successfully implemented data center improvement strategies that increased flexibility, decreased cost, and increased security and reliability of data center operations. This improvement effort, designed by Mason and Hanger and successfully executed by Carroll Jones, Russell Mattox, Mason & Hanger and Michele Solaroli, was part of a larger Utilities Infrastructure Modernization project at Jefferson Lab. This project allowed Jefferson Lab to cut waste by consolidating space and operating only one single highly efficient data center with an average power use effectiveness level of 1.27, an uninterruptible power supply and significantly reducing cooling water usage.

Carroll Jones, Facilities Division, and Allison Lung, Chief Planning Officer, attended the event held in Washington, D.C., with Jones accepting the award on behalf of the team.  Each member of the team received a plaque commemorating the award.

Contact: Deborah Dowd, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, 757-269-7180,


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