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  • 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.

  • EITF Transitions Leadership

    Jan 9, 2014

    Ms. Amanda Simpson to Lead Army Renewable Energy Efforts

  • Army power, energy research moves forward

    Jan 2, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Jan. 2, 2014) -- Army researchers and scientists are advancing power and energy for the future.

  • Units, organizations joining the effort to save energy, resources

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's a green wave rolling over U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden -- one unit and organization at a time. U.S. Army Europe's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion is the latest to receive Green Boot certification for its members' efforts to conserve resources, recycle and cut back on wasteful energy practices.

  • Going green: Community gets hands-on with new transportation methods

    Dec 5, 2013

    Planning for the future with "greener" transportation for the Ozarks was the focus of Transportation Days Monday and Tuesday on Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Army continues to evolve energy programs despite huge budget cuts

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army had to scrap more than $250 million in energy projects during fiscal year 2013 in order to comply with the Budget Control Act, said the service's deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability.

  • Students show their renewable energy colors

    Dec 4, 2013

    Second grade students at Vicenza Elementary School receive awards following Energy Awareness Month.

  • Force Sustainment Systems sends new tropical shelter system to Guam

    Nov 27, 2013

    Any Soldier can attest to the fact that there is nothing worse than getting a new piece of equipment and then finding out that it doesn't work properly.

  • EITF Project Hits Important Milestone

    Nov 22, 2013

    The Defense Logistics Agency Energy, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), issued a Notice of Intent to Award letter to Ameresco Inc., for an 18.6 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility at Fort Detrick, Maryland

  • Fort Carson honored at 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Directorate of Public Works at Fort Carson received the 2013 Federal Energy Management Program Director's Award during a ceremony at the Department of Interior's Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army engineer named as winner in 2013 GreenGov Presidential Awards

    Nov 15, 2013

    A local engineer was recognized Nov. 5 when the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced the fourth annual winners of the GreenGov Presidential Awards, which honor federal civilian and military personnel as well as agency teams, facilities, and programs that have taken innovative steps to reduce energy use and carbon pollution, curb waste, and save taxpayer money in Federal agency operations.

  • RDECOM demonstrates advances in Army power, energy at Pentagon

    Nov 15, 2013

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2013) -- The U.S. Army showcased how its research and engineering centers are enabling advances in operational energy for Soldiers Nov. 14 at the Pentagon.

  • 9th MSC goes green for consolidated SRP

    Nov 15, 2013

    With budgetary constraints top of mind for the Army, one Reserve unit is looking for unique ways to save money without impacting Soldier readiness.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Chief sees future of Army equipment at PEO Soldier

    Nov 6, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff inspected an array of advanced technology being mobilized on behalf of Soldiers during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 1, 2013.

  • Energizing base camps of the future

    Nov 6, 2013

    Innovations meant to improve Soldiers' quality of life during deployments -- while saving lives, fuel, water and money -- were on display Nov. 5, 2013, at the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

    Nov 5, 2013

    Technologies are being developed and tested that enable Soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • Vicenza students receive lesson in energy awareness

    Oct 31, 2013

    Directorate of Public Works Environmental Office personnel wrapped up a month's worth of energy awareness outreach to the Vicenza Military Community schools Oct. 21 with a visit to Trina Downey's second-grade class at Vicenza Elementary School. You'd be surprised what you can learn from a second-grader.

  • Army wants more public-private partnerships

    Oct 29, 2013

    Now is the time for the Army to increase partnerships with the private sector in areas such as renewable energy products, family services to housing, and other installation infrastructure elements, Army leaders say.

  • Partnering for Enhanced Mission Effectiveness

    Oct 24, 2013

    The U.S. Army is partnering with the private sector, other agencies, government and local communities for Enhanced Mission Effectiveness.

  • Fort Hood's recycling program sets the standard for the Army

    Oct 24, 2013

    Fort Hood, Texas was selected as one of seven Army installations to pilot the Net Zero Waste program. Since the program was implemented in 2011, Fort Hood has seen a 20 percent reduction in the amount of waste entering the landfill.

  • True Private Confessions of a Building Energy Manager

    Oct 23, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. (Oct. 23, 2013) -- It all started with the purchase of a new home with the new addition of a wife and young children in my life. No longer was I in total control, but on the other hand, I was the single income provider for the home. My young children were especially fascinated with light switches and buttons in the house and continually leaving lights, appliances, TVs, computers, and printers on all around the house. Unfortunately, the kids never grew out of their young fascination leaving things turned on or messing with the thermostat settings, and of course, they never had to pay any electric or heating bills.

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army Releases Operational Energy Video and 8 Power Tips -- LTG Mason to Discuss Initiatives at AUSA

    Oct 21, 2013

    The Army is releasing an Operational Energy training video and 8 Power Tips aimed at encouraging Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield. LTG Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, is releasing both during this week's 2013 Annual Association of the U.S. Army Meeting and Exposition. Mason will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 as part of a panel on creating efficiencies and synergies. Live Stream http://www.army.mil/professional/ilw/

  • Army Energy Awareness = Action Month Enhancing Mission Effectiveness

    Oct 17, 2013

    During the month of October, it is our responsibility to become energy informed and aware so that we may carry this knowledge through the rest of the year. By taking action, becoming champions of change, promoting energy awareness and making energy informed operations a key consideration in all that we do, we possess the power to succeed.

  • It's your turn to test drive the EcoBike

    Oct 10, 2013

    Electricity-producing exercise bike will be available at some JBLM fitness facilities

  • October is Energy Awareness = Action Month

    Oct 8, 2013

    Hon. Katherine Hammack

  • October is Energy Awareness = Action Month

    Oct 8, 2013

    SGM Tracey E. Anbiya

  • The power to save lives

    Oct 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District helped to construct a solar power project for the New Jersey National Guard. The project is saving the National Guard and tax payers money.

  • Army lab finding better ways to convert JP-8 to hydrogen for portable electric power

    Oct 3, 2013

    A small team of scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are collaborating with counterparts at the Communications-Electronics and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centers, to develop technology for lightweight, portable prototype systems that would convert Jet Propellant 8 to hydrogen on the spot.

  • Army awards final technology for renewable and alternative energy MATOC

    Sep 24, 2013

    -- A group of qualified biomass technology contractors was identified and awarded 13 Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF).

  • Oekoprofit: City recognizes garrison for conservation initiatives

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was among more than 30 companies and organizations recognized by Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Sven Gerich and other city officials for their conservation efforts during a ceremony at Wiesbaden's City Hall Aug. 29. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, and members of the garrison's Directorate of Public Works team were honored for the U.S. military community's ongoing participation in the city-wide Oekoprofit initiative which annually brings representatives together throughout the year to share ideas and success stories aimed at protecting the environment, making better use of resources and building sustainably.

  • Army awards third technology, wind, under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Sep 10, 2013

    Contractors qualified through this process will be able to compete for future wind renewable energy task orders issued under the MATOC by the Army or Department of Defense

  • U.S. Army Reserve participates in Water Security and Conflict Resolution Summit

    Sep 10, 2013

    A member of the U.S. Water Partnership, the U.S. Army Reserve is collaborating to share engineering, transportation and medical expertise in the efforts to assure the world's population has access to safe and secure water.

  • Yongsan Environmental Management System protects resources

    Aug 30, 2013

    There is a saying: "Many hands make light work." With that in mind, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan trains all civilian and military personnel on their Environmental Management System (EMS) so the entire community can pitch in and help protect the environment on and off post.

  • Army awards 2nd technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Aug 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • Huachuca's Net Zero-focused middle school wins design, energy conservation awards

    Aug 12, 2013

    When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not schools or their interiors. However, this didn't stop Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., from winning design, energy conservation and sustainability awards at state, national and international levels.

  • 'Long-Lived Power' could extend life for battlefield sensors

    Aug 5, 2013

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are testing tritium, a radioisotope that is produced in nuclear reactors, to power sensors. This alternative energy source could give sensors -- the eyes and ears of warfighters -- a battlefield energy source capable of lasting a 13-year half-life.

  • Army Energy Initiatives Task Force debuts inaugural newsletter

    Aug 1, 2013

    The Energy Initiatives Task Force published their inaugural newsletter, aimed at informing and engaging industry and installations on large-scale renewable energy.

  • Vicenza garrison installs smart lights on track to Net Zero

    Jul 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Public Works has completed the replacement of 247 light poles supporting 494 old style metal halide lamp fixtures with 357 LED light fixtures on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The $843,000 project is expected to save the garrison approximately $30,000 annually and further the garrison's move toward achieving Net Zero Energy Installation status.

  • How is the installation electric bill calculated?

    Jul 24, 2013

    How does the power company calculate the installation's monthly electrical costs? Perhaps an answer to this question may make you a little more aware of the energy that we consume and be more thoughtful of its use. Let's look at the May 2013 bill to try to answer this question. The installation is charged at an industrial rate (number 53) because of the factory is the primary utility user.

  • Green Power Settings For Army Computers In Korea

    Jul 23, 2013

    Power management settings are being remotely applied to all non-mission critical workstations and laptops running on Army controlled networks in South Korea now through 26 July.

  • Fort Carson receives program federal energy award

    Jul 18, 2013

    Fort Carson received the Superior Program honor for the Army from the Federal Energy Management Program Awards, announced July 3

  • Bragg, Carson named recipients of energy management awards

    Jul 3, 2013

    The Department of Energy named the Army as recipient of two Federal Energy Management Program awards, July 3, 2013.

  • Army's top real estate exec visits Picatinny, cites funding as biggest operational challenge to Army

    Jun 20, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Picatinny Arsenal, June 20.

  • Community partnerships, privatization key to Army's fiscal future

    Jun 17, 2013

    Across the force, installation commanders will soon be directed to more actively engage with businesses in working partnerships that will be mutually beneficial to both the Army and the communities that surround its posts and installations.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Solar carport nears completion, prepares to power up

    Jun 13, 2013

    New carport features a solar photovoltaic array that will supplement or provide power completely to the Mack depending on the amount of electricity it generates.

  • Conserving energy is elementary

    Jun 11, 2013

    A 9-year-old Grafenwoehr student practices environmental stewardship with his science fair project

  • Net Zero provides energy security, saves resources, protects Soldiers

    Jun 6, 2013

    The Army's "Net Zero" energy initiative is a model for the private sector and a testament to the "art of the possible," said the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • Fort Bragg green roof looks, feels 'cool'

    May 31, 2013

    More than 500,000 evergreens, semi-evergreens and deciduous plants are flourishing in a surprising location at Fort Bragg -- on the roof of the Installation Transportation Deployment Support Area.

  • Corn-Feds: Army plans to power plants with plants

    May 29, 2013

    The Army has selected the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) in Middletown, Iowa, as the initial facility to test a prototype ethanol-powered fuel cell technology. Why IAAAP? "Ethanol is derived from corn, which is abundant in Iowa."

  • First Wiesbaden unit earns certification Green Boot environmental program

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment became the first unit to be recognized in the garrison's new Green Boot program. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, presented Capt. Jennifer Glover with the Green Boot Certificate May 16 for members of the unit's efforts in helping conserve energy and resources.

  • Prime Power soldiers bring progress under fire

    May 26, 2013

    They were just getting ready to leave for the day when the rounds hit. There were at least three of them, said Staff Sgt. Andrew Garza, Prime Power noncommissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Shank, 249th Engineer Battalion, United States Forces-Afghanistan.

  • IPC signs new resident utilities billing provider

    May 24, 2013

    Minol Inc. has been contracted by Island Palm Communities (IPC) to provide resident utility billing services, effective with the June 2013 billing period.

  • PM Force Sustainment Systems looks ahead, supports Pacific strategy

    May 22, 2013

    What covers half the world's surface, contains 50 percent of its population, and spans 9,000 miles and 16 time zones? Give up? Well, it's the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation.

  • Army releases 2012 Net Zero Progress Report

    May 22, 2013

    The Army has released the Net Zero Pilot Installation Initiative Progress Report for 2012, containing information useful to all installations in implementing Net Zero. The Army now plans to issue a policy this year that will expand the Net Zero Initiative to all permanent Army installations.

  • DOD schools, Corps of Engineers partner to advance STEM education

    May 20, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Defense Education Activity chose an elementary school to announce a new partnership meant to advance science, technology, engineering and math education in schools, May 20, 2013, in Quantico, Va.

  • Fort Bliss unveils Army's first microgrid

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Bliss, Texas, has unveiled the Army's first microgrid that will reduce output, save money, provide energy security, and be a model for other microgrids throughout the base.

  • Researchers bring standard Army battery charger 'into the 21st century,' refine conformal battery

    May 17, 2013

    Over the past two decades the electronic devices Soldiers use and the rechargeable batteries that power them have advanced significantly, but the equipment used to recharge these batteries in the field are outdated and inefficient. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, is working to change that paradigm.

  • Army establishes policy for Operational Energy

    May 16, 2013

    The Army has established a new policy for 'Operational Energy,' which is focused on improving the Army's capabilities through better use of energy.

  • Net Zero study earns national planning award

    May 9, 2013

    A U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern energy study for Sembach Kaserne has won an American Planning Association's Federal Planning Division award in the Outstanding Sustainable Planning, Design, or Development category.

  • Electrical shocks a year-round hazard

    May 9, 2013

    Electricity is one of the greatest amenities of modern life, but it also poses very real and very deadly hazards for those who don't respect it.

  • Army MATOC - First awards under $7 billion renewable energy contract

    May 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), today awarded the first of its kind Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) for the first technology under this contract to support renewable energy on Defense Department installations.

  • Going Green: Wind turbine installed on Fort Buchanan

    Apr 25, 2013

    The first of three 275-kilowatt wind turbines to be erected on Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, started producing energy April 19. The turbines are part of a 10-project energy and water reduction effort that, in addition to installing wind power generation, includes solar photovoltaic systems, and water conservation measures.

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