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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-206

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

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Environmental Management and Administration

Preferred Project Period:
5/10/10 - 7/30/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Development of Databases for Environmental Impact as it Relates to Energy Consumption

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTP

Project Overview:
Environmental management involves management of the interaction between people, their work and activities, and the impact on the environment. The three main issues that affect managers are those that involve politics (networking and relationships), programs (projects, information technology [IT], environmental management systems [EMS]), and resources (money, facilities, and software).

As with all management functions, effective management tools, standards and systems are required. Moving in the direction of a reducing our environmental footprint leads EPA to approach identifying energy conservation from an "awareness to promote participation" perspective. Under this project, the fellow will collect relevant data that will provide the necessary output to substantially reflect the goal. The process of developing energy conservation practices as well as a database is technically complex. The data collection and software functionality expand the broad scope of various facets. The fellow will design and implement a conceptual framework research project to identify the specific data to track to include those that are required via EMS standards and regulations. The fellow will meet with experts to gather relevant data. The fellow's research could focus on the overall understanding of the interaction between people, their work and activities, and their impact on the environment, the EMS road map, energy data collection and analysis, software functionality, and the development of energy conservation practices. These processes are useful in the development of a tool to identify and display energy consumption, increase awareness of their role in energy conservation, and promote energy conservation practices at work and home.

Project Goals:
The fellow working on this project can expect to increase his or her knowledge of the software development lifecycle, software functionality, quality assurance review, purpose of energy consumption performance metrics; communication with various levels of office personnel; development of energy consumption performance metrics; energy consumption performance metric underlying data identification; and energy consumption performance metric data management. Research completed under this fellowship could inform a master's thesis or other educational requirement.

Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a final report summarizing his or her findings.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Officer Information

Benjamin Collins
Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTP

Office Mission/Responsibility

The Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTP (OARM-RTP), under the supervision of a director, provides services to all of the programs and activities at RTP. The director, OARM-RTP, supervises the Divisions of Facility Management Support, Information Resources Management, and Human Resources Management. The director also serves as the contact for the OCFO/FMD/RTP Financial Management Center, OEI/National Computer Center, and OAM/RTP Procurement Operations Division relative to building management issues for RTP. In addition, the OARM-RTP Office Director is responsible for budgeting and strategic planning for all organizational components of the office.

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