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  • Hlawatsch earns energy management award; saves Army $426,000

    Sep 10, 2015

    Paul Hlawatsch, Directorate of Public Works energy manager, was awarded with the Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Individual Award for Energy Efficiency/ Energy Management.

  • Program helps installations with fuel operations, repairs

    Sep 8, 2015

    Defense Logistics Agency-Fuels, administered by Huntsville Center provides vital maintenance inspections, repairs and emergency response actions for DLA capitalized petroleum facilities at Army and Installation Management Command installations worldwide in compliance with federal, state and local code, criteria and regulations. In addition to the Army, the DLA-Fuels Program supports Navy and Air Force service components.

  • Powered Up: Soldiers partner with Tobyhanna to keep lights on

    Sep 8, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- An elite team of Soldiers joins forces with Team Tobyhanna every year to ward off sudden power outages at the largest facility in the world that repairs and maintains communications electronics equipment for the Armed Forces.

  • Huntsville Center teams up with Defense Commissary Agency to reduce energy consumption

    Aug 31, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is assisting the Defense Commissary Agency in developing a comprehensive energy reduction plan to achieve mandated energy reduction goals for its West Area sites.

  • Technology could reduce energy costs

    Aug 31, 2015

    PCM mats installed at AMC's warehouse facilities at Sierra Army Depot, in Herlong, Calif., showed a 33% reduction in natural gas consumption in April 2015 and a 56% reduction in May 2015.

  • Fort Bragg goes hot, cold with technology

    Aug 14, 2015

    Preparation has begun at several buildings on post which are receiving energy-efficient improvements to help the installation reduce its "carbon footprint."

  • Fort Carson earns federal, Army awards

    Aug 6, 2015

    Fort Carson collected its fourth Federal Energy and Water Management Award and third Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award in July 2015.

  • Tapping the sun: Building resilience by going solar

    Aug 6, 2015

    Dugway Proving Ground is taking its first step on its way to become more resilient by building a new, environmentally friendly and renewable solar array. The array will collect the sunlight to provide electricity to the installation's homes, buildings and test areas of its vast nearly 700,000-acre remote site.

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Fort Campbell solar project

    Jul 29, 2015

    Huntsville Center, working with the U.S. Army Garrison -- Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has issued a notice of intent to award to BITHENERGY Inc. for a 3.1MW Solar array Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will complete the installation's requirement for a 5MW solar array.

  • Huntsville Center's ESPC team to receive Department of Energy awards

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program recently announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Energy Savings Performance Contracting team as a 2015 Federal Energy and Water Management Award winner for its work using third-party financed acquisition projects that support the Army in meeting energy and water reduction mandates, the President's Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC) and renewable energy mandates.

  • Breakthrough in solar cell research results in patent

    Jul 6, 2015

    U.S. Army researchers have developed a tiny photovoltaic solar cell for the conversion of light energy into electrical energy that it resulted in a patent.

  • IPC on its way to exceeding DOD energy mandates

    Jun 26, 2015

    Since Island Palm Communities (IPC) development got underway in 2004, it has gained a lot of momentum in the area of energy efficiency.

  • USACE LEEDs military 'green' building across Europe

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is celebrating sustainable building achievements across the U.S. military footprint in Europe. Located about 1,600 miles apart, in Turkey and Germany, two projects executed by the district earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification this spring.

  • Top Army adviser tours, challenges Arsenal to better protect, use critical resources

    Jun 19, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's top adviser for the strategic direction of all matters pertaining to Army installations visited the most historic and critically important manufacturing center in the Army -- the Watervliet Arsenal. This was the first visit to the Arsenal by the Honorable Katherine Hammack, who has been the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and the Environment since 2010.

  • New Conmy Hall lights will save JBM-HH thousands

    Jun 5, 2015

    A new project is underway to reduce energy usage in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • U.S. Army Publishes Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy

    Jun 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army has published and released its strategic roadmap to future energy security and sustainability.

  • Construction begins on largest solar array in Ky.

    May 29, 2015

    A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a capped landfill on Fort Campbell, Wednesday, marked the next step in the installation's renewable energy plan. The ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the largest solar array in Kentucky.

  • New flight center takes off

    May 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing a new energy-efficient multi-purpose flight complex at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The complex is at the forefront of aviation technology and the new facility will save the base and taxpayers considerable money.

  • Former CENTCOM commander provides energy security leader professional development

    May 21, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 21, 2015) -- Members of the Fort Lee community attended a leader professional development session focused on the importance of energy security May 14 at the Lee Theater.

  • Garrison CSM recognizes Net Zero champions

    May 14, 2015

    Three Joint Task Force Carson Soldiers were recognized as Net Zero champions by Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss during the Spring Facility Energy Training event hosted by the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) May 6, 2015, at The Hub.

  • $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.