Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of September 16, 2010

Jeffrey Baker

Sen. Kaufman Recognizes Great Federal Employee, Jeffrey Baker

Last night, winners for eight awards were announced by the Partnership for Public Service, a leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Federal employees embody:  citizenship, hard work, a willingness to take risks, perseverance, intellect, and humility.  All nine of this year’s awardees exemplify these qualities.

The Science and Environment Medal for 2010 was awarded to the Department of Energy’s Jeffrey Baker.  As the Director of the Office of Laboratory Operations at the Department’s field office in Golden, Colorado, Jeffrey has been the driving force behind the design and construction of the largest net-zero energy office building in the world.  This means that the building generates as much or more energy than it consumes.  Planning for the Research Support Facility began in the 1990’s, when Jeffrey had a vision for a building that would not only house the Department’s laboratories but also serve as an example of energy-efficiency.  He oversaw the design process and construction, and the building was completed on time and on budget.  Today, the General Services Administration is planning to replicate Jeffrey’s approach for new federal buildings across the nation. 

Read Sen. Kaufman's full remarks on the 2010 Service to America Medal Winners HERE

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