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Administrative Medals and Awards 2007

JAMES J. JOHNSTON MEMORIAL MEDAL

JAMES J. JOHNSTON MEMORIAL MEDAL

BUREAU OF FIRE PREVENTION, ENGINEERING UNIT,
TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT UNIT


(Left to right) Tamara Saakian, Igor Chouchereba, Mark Smith, Anthony Hsueh, Leo Subbarao,
Robert Tennenhauser, David Kahn, Christopher Afuwah, John Yacavone, Shaji Joseph, John Macek

Provided technology leadership to advance the “greening” of New York City

The Technology Management Unit/Engineering Unit of the Bureau of Fire Prevention has assumed a leadership role in supporting Mayor Bloomberg’s plan for a “greener” New York City. In partnership with the Department of Buildings, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation, the Unit has analyzed issues affecting how energy will be produced and used in the coming decade.

Members of the two units have been heavily involved in the complex review of new technologies and proposals for new equipment and facilities that will create a greener New York City in the near future.

In 2006, this group efficiently analyzed safety concerns and helped implement numerous high-priority projects, including new biodiesel facilities, natural gas micro-turbines, fuel cells powered by hydrogen or natural gas, upgrades for LNG (liquefied natural gas) facilities, new CNG (compressed natural gas) facilities, upgrades for bulk fuel facilities and development of the fueling infrastructure for hydrogen-powered vehicles.

For recommending and implementing these various“green” energy initiatives, the listed members of the Engineering Unit/Technology Management Unit are presented with the James J. Johnston Memorial Medal.

 

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