Y-12 honored for sustainability

Sexton named Sustainability Champion

Y-12 Energy Manager Charlie Sexton was honored as a Sustainability Champion as part of the 2019 Department of Energy Sustainability Awards.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Charlie Sexton, Y-12 National Security Complex energy manager, was recently named a Sustainability Champion by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sustainability Performance Office at the Department’s sustainability Awards Program in Denver, Colorado. The site also received an honorable mention for its partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office, known as NPO, and DOE to maximize sustainable recycling.

The Sustainability Performance Office sponsors the DOE Sustainability Awards to recognize outstanding sustainability contributions of individuals and teams at DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration facilities across the country. The awards celebrate excellence in energy, water, and fleet management, as well as achievements in projects representing exemplary sustainability practices.

Sexton was recognized for his role in the Energy Program and High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) compliance. Sexton’s efforts to ensure accurate data management have resulted in more than $3 million in energy and water savings for DOE and taxpayers and enabled the site to exceed its energy intensity reduction goal for fiscal year 2018. This increased energy efficiency directly minimizes greenhouse gas emissions and helps launch projects that will bring 18 Y-12 buildings into HPSB compliance.

A Y-12 partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration received an honorable mention as a Strategic Partnership for Sustainability at the 2019 DOE Sustainability Awards in Denver, Colorado.

“These projects and savings that move Y-12 toward a more sustainable site would not be possible without Charlie’s hard work and coordinated efforts,” said Jan Jackson, Y-12 Sustainability and Stewardship manager. “He has built relationships with on- and off-site organizations because he knew that tracking energy usage rates was vital to meet DOE sustainability goals.” The site’s partnership with NPO and DOE to maximize recycling received an honorable mention as a Strategic Partnership for Sustainability. By working with NPO and DOE, Y-12 personnel streamlined the authorized release determination process for specific materials. This initiative efficiently and safely reduced waste, improved operations and avoided costs.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 9 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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