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Langley Contributes to NASA's GreenGov Presidential Award
The Platinum designation awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council to NASA Langley's headquarters building was one contributing factor in NASA being awarded the 2011 Lean, Clean and Green Award. The award is one of six presented annually to honor exceptional Federal personnel, teams, projects and facilities and programs that exemplify President Obama's charge to lead by example in sustainability.

The Lean, Clean and Green Award recognizes outstanding organizational achievement in building or fleet energy efficiency or renewable energy development and deployment. The winning project or program demonstrates a combination of measurable results in energy efficiency (reduced energy consumption), increased use of renewable energy and reduced greenhouse gas pollution, or decreased petroleum fuel consumption and greenhouse gas pollution reduction.

George Finelli, head of Langley's Center Operations Directorate (COD), attended the award ceremony at the White House, along with other individuals from NASA. He described the ceremony as a highlight of his career and said he considers the recognition special because it came from the Executive Office of the President of the United States.

"Revitalizing the center is the top priority of the Center Operations Directorate," Finelli said. "Incorporating green design concepts, including energy efficiency and environmentally friendly construction and building products, into our buildings is a key component of our approach to create the Langley Research Center of the future."

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