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$1.5 billion ESPC MATOC awarded to 14 companies
May 11, 2015
Thirteen large businesses and one small business will share capacity on a $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the design, construction and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.
Knox proves ability to operate without external power
May 8, 2015
The Fort Knox energy team demonstrated during an Energy Security Project ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday the installation's capability to operate independently of external power sources using natural gas from beneath the post's surface -- a first for a U.S. military installation.
ECIP projects inching Fort Hunter Liggett toward Net Zero
May 7, 2015
This summer Fort Hunter Liggett will begin the design phase of a $22 million Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) project that, when complete, will get the California installation to Net Zero energy use.
Human Resources Command buildings among nation's most energy efficient
May 6, 2015
U.S. Army Human Resources Command was awarded five bronze Energy Star plaques in a ceremony at its Fort Knox headquarters May 5. Fort Knox Garrison Commander, Col. Thomas J. Edwards, presented the Environmental Protection Agency certificates to Brig. Gen. Barbara L. Owens, HRC Deputy Commanding General, and they were joined by the Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, and Gregory S. Kuhr, Director, G4, Facilities and Logistics, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, to unveil the plaques in the Maude Complex quadrangle. Energy Star status recognizes the five buildings for consuming 35 percent less energy and producing 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similarly categorized office buildings across the nation.
Army's first resource efficiency manager workshop filled with passion for energy management
Apr 27, 2015
Huntsville Center, which manages the Resource Efficiency Manager (REM) program, hosted the Army's first REM Workshop April 15-17 to enhance the knowledge base of the growing network of REMs across the Army and Army Reserve.
Energy adviser visits Fort Leonard Wood
Apr 23, 2015
The Army's top energy adviser visited Fort Leonard Wood Tuesday.
Fort Benning receives solar panel project
Apr 21, 2015
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Renewable Energy Solar Power Project at Uchee Creek's activity center April 17.
Army releases request for proposals for Fort Campbell solar project
Apr 8, 2015
Huntsville Center Army Corps of Engineers released a request for proposals for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The PPA will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.
Lighting upgrade saves energy, maintenance costs
Apr 7, 2015
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- New lights promise to save more than $400,000 in energy and maintenance costs over the next 15 years.
Fort Leonard Wood to assess new field kitchen
Apr 7, 2015
The U.S. Army's mobile kitchen will be put to the test on Fort Leonard Wood during a demonstration that will assess new energy-efficient appliances used to feed about 1,000 Soldiers, April 21.
Fort Detrick Breaks Ground on Renewable Energy Project
Apr 6, 2015
Fort Detrick and U.S. Army leadership, alongside federal, state and local officials, broke ground on an estimated $35 million dollar project to install solar panels that will provide Fort Detrick with renewable energy on Wednesday, April 1.
Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox
Mar 27, 2015
The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.
Major revision to regulation outlining acquisition, sales of utilities published
Mar 24, 2015
The revision of Army Regulation 420-41, Acquisition and Sale of Utilities Services, released March 3 and goes into effect April 3. The extensive revision and update comes as significant changes in energy policy and technology have evolved over the past 20 years since the regulation was last revised in 1990.
New locomotives ensure energy-efficient transport
Mar 23, 2015
The swift, efficient movement of freight and equipment is essential to the Army's mission, whether by air, land or sea. Fort Campbell's railroad operations are a key part of this mission to remain a premier power projection platform capable of deploying troops in 36 hours.
New improvements to JBM-HH will help conserve energy, money
Mar 12, 2015
A collection of new Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Public Works projects is underway in order to make the base more environmentally friendly and save funds on energy for years to come.
AUSA Hot Topics Focus: Installation Management
Mar 11, 2015
The Association of the United States Army Hot Topics forum was held in Washington, D.C., March 10.
Power storage: biggest challenge for energy security
Mar 10, 2015
Solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable-energy projects are springing up throughout the Army, but there is no affordable way yet to store the power for when it is needed, experts said.
Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy partner to drive down federal energy costs
Mar 9, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program developed a partnership to help drive down the federal government's energy costs through the government-wide adoption of performance contracting processes.
Fort Carson sustainability expo delivers green knowledge
Mar 5, 2015
Fort Carson hosted its first Sustainable-Green Procurement Expo and Workshop Feb. 26.
Gun Safety Is No Accident
Mar 3, 2015
We are Soldiers! From the moment we step off the bus and report in at the reception station, we are introduced to the Army's values and strict standards of discipline. Drill sergeants enforce these standards and capitalize on every opportunity to ensure we're focused, trained and ready to do what the Army requires, to defend this nation if, when and where it may be necessary.
13 businesses awarded Utility Monitoring and Control Systems contracts
Feb 24, 2015
Huntsville Center awarded the last of 13 contractors to the fourth generation of its Utility Monitoring and Control Systems (UMCS) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) in January. Representatives from the pool of contractors gathered for a post-award kickoff meeting Feb. 18 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus.
Program aims to provide power generation capability to small units
Feb 24, 2015
The Soldiers in 1st Platoon were in trouble. Under constant attack for the last two days, and their supplies were low.
Solar Field Ribbon Cutting Brings Community Together
Feb 12, 2015
Fort Huachuca, Arizona- In an endeavor towards sustainability, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday showcasing 57,420 solar panels that have begun providing renewable energy on Fort Huachuca. The sun beamed down brightly as Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Deputy Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomed the crowd. The ceremony took place outside the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, with the solar array creating the backdrop.
Military volunteers keeping it green at golf tournament
Feb 11, 2015
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- More than 200 service member volunteers from the Monterey area are expected to assist a local non-profit in keeping things environmentally friendly at this year's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament.
Hammack sees progression of installation's green initiatives
Feb 6, 2015
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited Fort Campbell earlier this week, where she received a sneak peek into some of the installation's latest energy and environmentally-friendly initiatives.
DPW purchases 10 electric cars
Jan 23, 2015
USAG Bavaria DPW zooms into the future with clean and efficient utility vehicles.
Army releases vision and strategy for installations, energy and environment through 2025
Jan 12, 2015
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, released the Army's vision and strategy through 2025 to help meet future challenges and succeed in future operating environments.
Huntsville Center explores green roof option at Pentagon
Jan 7, 2015
As part of an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption at the Pentagon, Huntsville Center program managers looked at the possibility of installing a vegetative roof.
U.S. Army announces 'Notice of Intent' to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal
Dec 5, 2014
U.S. Army announces intent to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal
Take charge of your online identity
Dec 4, 2014
I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.
Army issues notice of intent to award for Redstone Arsenal solar project
Dec 4, 2014
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal, issued a notice of intent to award to Sunpower Corporation today for a solar facility on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt-hours/year of on-site renewable energy.
Potential pollutants become useful energy
Dec 2, 2014
LOGCAP contractor reclaims fuel for use in solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field and realizes more than $6.6 million in cost savings/avoidance since 2010 while keeping potential pollutants out of the waste stream.
Tripler recognized by Hawaii Energy for energy efficiency efforts
Nov 19, 2014
Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) receives a $270,000 incentive from Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program, for the installation of energy-saving chillers during a check presentation at the TAMC Commander's Lanai, Oct. 9, 2014.
Units, organizations commended for joining effort to save energy, resources
Nov 18, 2014
WIESBADEN, Germany - Visitors might have thought the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was getting a jump start on St. Patrick's Day this month as more and more of the distinctive Green Boot signs began appearing around the community. "It's an honor for us to come and give these," said Col. Mary Martin, USAG Wiesbaden commander, as she presented employees of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Readiness Center, Wiesbaden, with the Green Boot Certificate Nov. 12. "This shows that members of your organization are doing their part to save energy and resources.
Soldiers of the future will generate their own power
Nov 17, 2014
Wearable technologies may provide U.S. Soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat.
Joint energy panel emphasizes importance of Operational Energy -- past, present and future
Nov 13, 2014
From the battles of World War II to recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Operational Energy is considered by military leaders to be a critical driver of our nation's military successes.
Companies meet to learn about Redstone Arsenal renewable energy opportunity
Nov 13, 2014
Biomass companies interested in competing for a renewable combined heat and power project on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, met Nov. 13 to learn more about the opportunity and the acquisition process.
New technology to reduce Soldier's load
Nov 12, 2014
Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the Soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert, during an Operational Energy forum Nov. 12, 2014, in the Pentagon.
Going green, one installation at a time
Nov 4, 2014
The Natick Soldier Systems Center workforce was trained on the importance of "greening" the Army mission during a recent green procurement training session in Hunter Auditorium.
Why energy innovation is critical to military budgets
Nov 3, 2014
Although the Army has been working toward improving energy use, further steps can be taken to improve outcomes.
Army inks 20-year, large-scale renewable energy deal at Fort Drum signing ceremony
Nov 3, 2014
A Fort Drum signing ceremony commemorating agreements for the production and delivery of 100 percent of the installation's electricity requirements from an on-site renewable energy biomass generation facility was held last week.
Corps of Engineers releases Climate Change Adaptation, Strategic Sustainability plans
Oct 31, 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Climate Change Adaptation Plan and its Strategic Sustainability Plan, Oct. 31, 2014.
Fort Carson water reductions earn Secretary of the Army award
Oct 31, 2014
Fort Carson's Net Zero water conservation efforts brought the installation the 2014 Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award for water conservation.
Secretary of the Army recognizes excellence in Energy and Water Management
Oct 30, 2014
Eight Secretary of the Army awards recognizing outstanding achievements in Energy and Water Management were presented to installations and personnel during a Pentagon ceremony yesterday.
Army Issues Request for Proposals for Redstone Arsenal Project
Oct 24, 2014
A Redstone Arsenal Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project Request for Proposal was released today.
Optimal batteries can make critical difference on battlefield
Oct 23, 2014
Something as seemingly insignificant as a battery could change a battlefield outcome. Staff Sgt. José R. Salcedo III learned this one night in Afghanistan. It was 2012 and Salcedo was on a mounted patrol deep inside Ghazni province. Suddenly, one of the vehicles hit an improvised explosive device.
Secretary of the Army 2014 Energy and Water Management Awards Announced
Oct 23, 2014
Recipients of the 2014 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards have been announced.
Developing an Army Energy Information Management plan from the ground up
Oct 22, 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntsville Center is leading an effort to develop the Army's energy information management standards and an Armywide implementation plan that identifies the optimal strategy to integrate, monitor and manage all the energy production and consumption activities on an installation.
Request for Proposals issued for a Large-Scale Renewable Energy Solar & Wind Project at Fort Hood
Oct 20, 2014
The U.S. Army issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a 40 megawatt project at Fort Hood, Texas. A Notice of Intent to Award is anticipated in early 2015.
2014 Army Sustainability Report Released
Oct 10, 2014
PENTAGON, Washington DC -- The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2014, highlighting the Army's progress in Fiscal Years 2012-2013. The Army Sustainability Report 2014 highlights progress in land management, operational energy, community partnerships, and programs that support the holistic health and well-being of our people.
Energy conservation part of daily duties
Oct 9, 2014
October is National Energy Awareness Month and as an Army pilot site for Net Zero energy, water and waste, Fort Carson works to ensure Soldiers and civilians understand their role in reducing utility-related costs.
Army makes significant strides in energy programs
Oct 9, 2014
Despite challenges in budget and manpower, the Army has made great progress in energy projects that strengthen the Army mission, said the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, at a media roundtable at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014.
Army establishes permanent Office of Energy Initiatives
Oct 1, 2014
The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh has directed the Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) be established as an enduring organization within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.
Fort Drum project to provide 100 percent of the Installation's energy requirements
Sep 29, 2014
The U.S. Army has awarded a contract for up to 100 percent of Fort Drum's on-site energy requirements to ReEnergy Black River LLC, a subsidiary of ReEnergy Holdings LLC.
Kaiserslautern Army Depot saves money, environment with FDP
Sep 24, 2014
The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe are working together to right-size its footprint within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, in Germany, and consolidate logistics operations to improve operational capability, capacity and efficiency.
New Fort McCoy housing to feature energy-efficient systems
Sep 16, 2014
FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy's new housing construction will feature energy-efficient technology to provide heating, cooling and hot water. According to the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Master Planner Brian Harrie, 42 new homes will include geothermal heat sources that will provide all heat and air conditioning to units. Additionally, domestic hot water will be provided through high-efficiency, instantaneous tank-less natural gas water heaters.
Army Net Zero Energy Roadmap and Program Summary for FY 2013 Released
Sep 3, 2014
Nine Army Net Zero Energy pilot installations have already made substantial progress in identifying, developing, and executing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the first years of the program.
Redstone Flips Switch Toward Renewable Energy
Aug 27, 2014
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The energy companies came from all over the country -- California, Maryland, Virginia and Illinois, to name a few -- to hear about a new initiative at Redstone Arsenal that will potentially add on-post-generated solar electric power as a renewable energy source used by its 72 tenants.
Solar technology contractors meet to discuss upcoming project at Redstone Arsenal
Aug 22, 2014
Companies pre-qualified to compete for solar technology projects met Aug. 20 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to go over the Request for Proposals for the task order to build a renewable solar energy facility capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt hours per year on the Arsenal.
Tooele Army Depot continues to pursue renewable energy goals
Aug 18, 2014
-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, recently announced that Tooele Army Depot would have a second wind turbine constructed to promote its renewable energy goals.
Natick evaluating advanced, energy-efficient shelters and shelter components
Aug 14, 2014
The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, is demonstrating and evaluating new advanced, energy-efficient shelters and shelter components.
Army focuses on good energy stewardship to protect mission
Aug 14, 2014
The Army is using renewable energy sources to promote mission security and mission effectiveness, according to the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.
Army Test and Evaluation Command begins three-year public/private partnership with Constellation
Aug 13, 2014
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command commander, Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, signed a three-year cooperative research and development agreement with energy supplier, Constellation, signifying a long-term partnership in the pursuit of geo-thermal energy and the exploration of other sustainable and secure energy solutions. Mark Huston, president of Constellation Retail signed on behalf of the company.
Exploring green technology at Robo Camp
Aug 12, 2014
Wiesbaden middle schoolers got into robots and green technology at Robo Camp.
Energy contract sets Fort Buchanan on path to Army's Net Zero goal
Aug 1, 2014
The Army Corps of Engineers' first and only Energy Savings Performance Contract to include wind power generation is nearly complete at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
ESPC offers multitude of intangible benefits to military, installations
Jul 29, 2014
Energy Savings Performance Contracting offers installations a tool that allows for those critical upgrades to take place with zero up-front capital cost.
Army releases request for proposal for solar project at Redstone Arsenal
Jul 29, 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, in Alabama, released a request for proposals for the first solar technology task order, to be awarded against the $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations multiple award task order contract.
11 small businesses added to $7 billion renewable energy Multiple Award Task Order Contract
Jul 25, 2014
The Army has awarded the final round of solar technology contracts that will support a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).
First-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract for Corps of Engineers civil works project underway
Jul 23, 2014
Teaming up with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District is embarking on the first-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract executed for a Corps Civil Works project that could set the stage for other USACE districts.
Fort Knox showcases energy, personnel, leadership programs to Under Secretary Carson
Jul 22, 2014
Fort Knox, Kentucky, had the opportunity to show off some of its world-class facilities during a visit July 21, 2014, from the Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson.
Sill gets Army on board 'green train'-ing
Jul 17, 2014
Fort Sill, Oklahoma, hosted training on the Army's newest fuel-efficient ultra-low emmitting N-ViroMotive locomotives, July 7-11, 2014.
Army green is Army Strong!
Jul 14, 2014
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- The Army tackles challenges today requiring more innovative and efficient ways to support the mission and minimize environmental impacts. U.S. Army Central is making significant strides supporting the Army's effort to conserve money and resources. The Army's energy goals, as defined in the January 2009 Army Energy Security Implementation Strategy, include reducing energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency, increasing use of renewable/alternative energy, assuring access to sufficient energy supplies and reducing adverse impacts to the environment.
Army green is Army Strong!
Jul 11, 2014
The Army tackles challenges today requiring more innovative and efficient ways to support the mission and minimize environmental impacts. U.S. Army Central is making significant strides supporting the Army's effort to conserve money and resources.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Presidio now connected to Army's Meter Data Management System
Jul 8, 2014
Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Presidio of Monterey are the latest installations to connect advanced electric meters to the Army's enterprise-wide Meter Data Management System that allows energy managers to monitor energy consumption from a building level and use that information to help reduce energy consumption and cost.
Huntsville Center helps customers identify measures to reduce energy, water consumption
Jun 27, 2014
With a proven track record of helping federal agencies and military installations identify successful ways to reduce energy and water consumption and increase efficiency, the Army Corps of Engineers' Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) has expanded its efforts to ensure USACE-owned civil works facilities are also as efficient as possible.
Soldiers, civilians go cycling to get to work
Jun 3, 2014
WIESBADEN, Germany - Cars and motorcycles, move over. Bicyclists took to the roads May 16 in celebration of National Bike-to-Work Day in conjunction with National Bike Month.
DPW ramps up photovoltaic energy use
May 29, 2014
U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza has increased solar energy capacity on bases in Vicenza by more than 400 percent with the installation of 4 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) generation systems atop multiple buildings on Caserma Del Din.
Command buildings begin quest for Energy Cup
May 16, 2014
Few things will light a fire under an important cause better than the introduction of healthy competition. As such, the energy and utilities branch of Fort Campbell's Directorate of Public Works have started the 14 installation command buildings on a pilot energy conservation program that will determine who wins the first-ever Commander's Energy Cup.
Army announces plans to develop three 30 megawatt solar arrays on Georgia installations
May 15, 2014
The U.S. Army announced plans March 15, 2014, to develop three 30 megawatt, alternating current, solar photovoltaic arrays -- one each on Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Gordon, Ga.; and Fort Benning, Ga.
Fort Carson shuttle ridership increases 1,000 percent
May 8, 2014
Fort Carson's Post Shuttle program has increased 1,000 percent from October 2013 to March 2014, giving free transportation to community members and helping to meet the Net Zero post's goal of reducing pollution.
Fort Huachuca, partners, break ground for Solar Array Park
Apr 28, 2014
Fort Huachuca, Az. - Just one year after the idea was introduced, Fort Huachuca and partnering organizations broke ground on the Department of Defense's largest renewable energy project April 25 adjacent to the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, to mark the construction of the new Solar Array Park scheduled to begin operation by the end of the year.
Army breaks ground for largest solar array on DOD post
Apr 25, 2014
Fort Huachuca, in southeast Arizona, is expected to get 25 percent of its annual electricity requirement from the solar array being installed on a 155-acre parcel of land.
Energy Management -- Pursuing Excellence, Protecting Earth
Apr 23, 2014
Holston Army Ammunition Plant earns latest ISO certification.
Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed
Apr 17, 2014
The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort
Apr 15, 2014
How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.
Photovoltaic Technology in the Huntington District
Apr 15, 2014
Photovoltaics technologies have been deployed to eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District lakes largely due to the efforts of Denis Chabot of the Readiness Branch of Operations.
Two more Wiesbaden units commit to environmental standard
Apr 8, 2014
WIESBADEN, Germany - They're sprouting like three-leaf clovers all over Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. As more and more units and organizations commit to saving energy and resources through the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Greet Boot initiative, ever more Green Boot Certificate signs are appearing out front of those very same military and civilian agencies.
Army uses GIS technology for renewable energy planning
Apr 8, 2014
The U.S. Army Environmental Command provides geospatial services for a variety of operations and organizations throughout the Army. Among those are the geospatial analyses and customized mapping support that USAEC contributes to the Energy Initiatives Task Force's effort to meet its goal of 25 percent of all energy consumed on Army installations to be from renewable energy sources by 2025.
Solar panels help heat Benyaurd Pool: New system to save on energy costs
Mar 28, 2014
Something is different at Benyaurd Pool. While patrons won't see any changes, a new solar collector system on the roof will help heat the pool water, saving Fort Belvoir thousands of dollars in energy costs.
Corps project at Fort Detrick aims to reduce, improve energy use
Mar 24, 2014
Using funds from the Army's Energy Conservation Investment Program, engineers from the Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are connecting 11 buildings in a pilot project.
Turning base camp waste into energy
Mar 19, 2014
One 150-person base camp in Afghanistan can produce as much as 1,000 pounds of solid waste a day. The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center would like to turn a negative into a positive, and solve another problem simultaneously, by converting that waste into energy that could help power U.S. base camps overseas.
Energy expert reveals simple, low/no-cost energy habits to save millions
Mar 13, 2014
Lyman Parkhurst, a Sain Engineering Associates inspector who regularly visits Army installations as part of Installation Management Command's annual Energy and Awareness Conservation Assessments, visited USAG Ansbach in late January and revealed simple, low/no-cost energy habit changes community members can make that could be saving millions of dollars.
Army secretary views post's energy initiatives
Mar 6, 2014
Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, met with senior leaders and Soldiers Feb. 24 and 25 to discuss Fort Leonard Wood's energy initiatives.
U.S. Army's Fort Drum Moves Closer To Achieving Energy Security
Feb 19, 2014
Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) Executive Director Amanda Simpson this morning made a major announcement for U.S. Army large scale renewable energy at the U.S. Power & Renewable Finance Forum in New York.
Knox energy security security tightens thanks to gas-powered generators
Feb 19, 2014
Knox improves energy security and decreases reliance on outside power providers thanks to the installation of natural gas-powered generators. The byproduct of those electricity-making generators is heat, which will be captured in a process known as Combined Heat and Power.
Environmental Club: Students look for ways to help save resources
Feb 11, 2014
WIESBADEN, Germany - Changing a culture doesn't happen overnight. That's one of the messages Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works, shared with Wiesbaden High School's Environmental Club during a visit to the school Feb. 5.
Construction for new JBM-HH communications building to begin
Feb 3, 2014
Ground was broken for a new communications building on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Jan. 29. The old communication location was damaged by an earthquake that hit the region in August 2011.
Energy Conservation Cup Saves Big Bucks
Jan 30, 2014
The Commander's Energy Conservation Cup has rolled into its second six-month period and the first six months proved very successful reducing energy consumption by $72,000 installation wide.
Biofuel-capable plant may be coming to Schofield
Jan 23, 2014
The Army invites the public to provide input on the scope of a future Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here.
Corps of Engineers provides 'life support' for VA hospital during electrical upgrade
Jan 10, 2014
This fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) completed a electrical distribution system upgrade at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. The work had little impact on patients and provided significant cost savings.