With a growing amount of project support work and increasing contacts with our Washington-based clients, the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) Washington Project Office is preparing for an expansion this spring. Two years after the office opened, we are making plans to more than double our present space and add a second meeting room, as well as additional demonstrations of efficient lighting, daylighting, and office technologies. The expanded space will be located either on a different floor of our current building at 1250 Maryland Ave. SW or in another building equally close to DOE headquarters.
The Project office was established in Spring 1993 to enhance the Division's capabilities and performance by:
The Project Office provides logistics support to LBL personnel who are in Washington either for short visits or on extended assignments. Located within walking distance from DOE and the Washington offices of five other national labs, the office also demonstrates some of the energy- efficient lighting and equipment technologies developed at LBL or supported by LBL analyses.
When it started in 1993, the Project Office was staffed with two LBL employees and an office manager. We expected to have room for three to four years' growth. Instead, our success in supporting Berkeley staff while in Washington, and in identifying projects that benefit from close proximity to DOE and other sponsors, has all but filled the available office space within two years. Recent project additions include international energy-efficiency projects in developing and industrial countries, analysis of energy-efficient federal and state purchasing, and measurement and verification of energy savings in federal buildings. Other LBL programs are also considering plans to conduct policy analysis and related activities through the Project Office.
Significantly, the LBL Director's Office, in consultation with other divisions, has decided to follow the lead of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division and participate in staffing and managing the expanded Project Office-with a broader mission of representing all LBL Divisions. As a result, we hope to see many more people from LBL-and their colleagues and guests-taking advantage of our expanded facilities beginning this summer.
Environmental Energy Technologies Division
1250 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 150
Washington, D.C. 20024
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