Lockheed Martin has partnered with the Energy Department to increase energy efficiency through data center consolidation and information technology enhancements for the DOE complex.
Last year in an announcement, President Obama spoke of an initiative that involved closing more than 800 government data centers by 2015 which would save taxpayers $3 billion. This Federal Energy Savings Performance Contract is the first to focus on reaching sustainability goals through improved IT practices.
“Lockheed Martin has a record of implementing energy efficient IT enhancements at the DOE's Hanford site and we are excited to bring these best practices across the department,“ said Greg Caplan, senior manager for Energy Performance Contracting at Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Civil.
The firm will design and develop projects that meet the sites' energy and IT needs and arrange financing to pay for them. Under this program, projects are required to generate savings sufficient to cover annual financing costs and generate positive cash flow to the government after financing costs.