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  • Army Leaders testify during Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013

    Mar 8, 2012

    Army Leaders testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee during the hearing for the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the future year's defense program.

  • Saving the planet, one pellet at a time

    Mar 5, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder energy initiatives are saving the planet, one wood pellet at a time. The U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder is moving forward with initiatives to save energy and help create an environmentally friendly community. The latest effort has been to install new furnaces that produce heat by burning wood pellets, which is 30 to 40 percent more economical than using heating oil.

  • Assistant Secretary Hammack reflects on Women's History Month

    Mar 1, 2012

    The Honorable Ms. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment reflects on Women's History Month.

  • Net Zero helps Fort Polk achieve sustainable future

    Feb 27, 2012

    This is part one of a three part series on the Army going green (specifically on Fort Polk) The Army is going green in a big way. Fort Polk was chosen as a pilot installation for the Army's Net Zero Waste program in April 2011. Eighteen U.S. Army installations worldwide were chosen to participate in a Net Zero pilot in one of three areas: Energy, water or waste. Since then, plans have been in motion to determine the best way to reach "net zero." Net Zero is about reducing energy use, water use and waste production, all of which can help secure the Army's mission into the future. A Net Zero energy installation will produce as much energy as it consumes, resulting in a net usage of zero. A Net Zero water installation will limit consumption of water and return water back to the same watershed, without depleting the groundwater. A Net Zero waste installation will reduce, reuse, and recover waste streams with a goal of zero landfill use. Installations selected for the pilot program are striving to reach "net zero" by 2020.

  • Net Zero, post improvements on agenda for visiting Assistant Secretary

    Feb 24, 2012

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment Katherine Hammack visited Fort Polk, La., getting a first-hand look at the west central Louisiana post's recycling efforts, as well as improvements made in Soldiers' barracks and an elementary school.

  • Fort Bragg Energy Program recognized for saving energy with central heating plant

    Feb 23, 2012

    Once again Fort Bragg is being recognized as a leader and innovator in advanced energy technology implementation. The 82nd Area Central Energy Heating Plant off of Campobello Road is the site of a cogeneration unit or combined heat and power plant where an engine is being used to simultaneously generate both electricity and useful heat.

  • Army unveils world's first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles

    Feb 22, 2012

    U.S. Army, Pacific, unveiled a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that the military services in Hawaii are testing in an effort to research efficient, clean and renewable energy sources, and reduce the U.S. military's dependence on petroleum.

  • The U.S. Army Brings Detroit Military Muscle and Efficiency to Chicago

    Feb 14, 2012

    Army uncovers energy effecient hybrid concept vehicles at the largest Auto Show in the U.S.

  • Army brings prototype scout vehicle to Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army's newest concept models are among about 1,000 vehicles on display at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

  • Wood fuel innovation saves money, reduces energy

    Feb 13, 2012

    Cost-effective, energy-reduction strategies are what the home of the Third Infantry Division is all about. And one directorate at Fort Stewart is doing just that -- saving money and reducing energy one wood chip at a time.

  • West Point cadets get current on nuclear energy developments

    Feb 13, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Feb. 10, 2012) -- Is America ready for a nuclear renaissance? This was the topic presented Feb. 2 at Eisenhower Hall for nearly 1,100 cadets enrolled in general and advanced chemistry courses. Lending an authoritative voice to the subject was Dr. Sue Clark, a regents professor and tenured faculty member at Washington State University. Clark, a fellow of the American Chemical Society, was appointed in July 2011 by the president to serve on the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board which advises Congress and the Secretary of Energy.

  • Solar power to energize Detroit Arsenal

    Feb 7, 2012

    The first solar-powered microgrid to provide energy to an Army installation is scheduled to be operational this spring. U.S. Army engineers will install the system at Detroit Arsenal.

  • Army bringing Detroit military muscle, efficiency to Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army is sending two concept hybrid vehicles to the Chicago Auto Show to showcase its latest energy-efficiency efforts that can save money, address environmental concerns and save Soldiers' lives.

  • Army reduced 'energy intensity' by 4 percent last year

    Feb 2, 2012

    The Army's overall "energy intensity" went down last year, said the Army's lead on energy-use reduction.

  • Army's chief energy exec visits West Point

    Feb 1, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2012) -- Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and sustainability, met with senior leaders and cadets Jan. 26-27 to discuss West Point's energy endeavors.

  • Army's largest renewable energy project part of $61 million energy contracts

    Jan 25, 2012

    The Army has awarded three Energy Savings Performance Contracts with a total value of $61 million, including one that will result in the largest renewable energy project executed to date by the Army.

  • Assistant Secretary vsits new TARDEC laboratory

    Jan 23, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment toured the Army's one-of-a-kind testing centers being built for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).

  • Net Zero means 'more fuel for the fight'

    Jan 23, 2012

    Net Zero for the Army means a reduction in energy used, in water used, and in waste produced. For Soldiers it can mean lives saved and more resources to train to fight.

  • Installations making progress toward 'Net Zero' by 2020

    Jan 20, 2012

    Representatives from 18 installations attended the Army's Net Zero Energy Installations Conference in Chicago this week to brief their progress and share pilot projects such as solar photovoltaic panels and using sensors to find water leaks.

  • Ecoprofit: Garrison's project aimed at saving energy, protecting environment

    Jan 19, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Directorates of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Public Works have partnered to make strides to save taxpayers greenbacks on the greens. As part of last year's Ecological Project for Integrated Environmental Technology Project, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden DPW Environmental Division is getting rid of the electrically powered water reservoir aeration system at the irrigation pond at Rheinblick Golf Course and replacing it with a windmill aeration system.

  • Net Zero conference begins in Chicago

    Jan 18, 2012

    Representatives from installations named in April as pilots for the Army's Net Zero Installation Strategy are meeting in Chicago this week to brief their progress.

  • Money-saving energy initiatives get spotlight in Afghanistan

    Jan 17, 2012

    Cutting-edge technology and energy initiatives for Operation Enduring Freedom bring energy-efficient and reliable power generation to forward-deployed units.

  • Community decreases water usage, saves garrison nearly $1 million last year

    Jan 13, 2012

    Conscientious monitoring of energy and water usage in Heidelberg on Patrick Henry Village, the Shopping Center and the Directorate of Public Works compound saved about $940,000 in fiscal year 2011.

  • Families benefit from energy conservation

    Jan 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than half of families living within Island Palm Communities, both in the north and south regions, are rising to the occasion to conserve energy through their participation in the Army's utility consumption program.

  • Army environmental secretary touts post efficiency efforts

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment put her stamp of approval on Fort Benning's management of the $3.5 billion in construction and restoration that went into building the Maneuver Center of Excellence while making her first post visit this week.

  • Assistant Army Secretary meets with USACE, MCoE, and Fort Benning military and community leaders

    Jan 12, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment met with the South Atlantic Division - Corps of Engineers Fort Benning leaders during her visit to U.S. army Maneuver Center of Excellence this week.

  • Army National Guard, Arizona State University education initiative

    Jan 6, 2012

    A collaboration effort between the Army National Guard and Arizona State University that could lead students to graduate certificate in Sustainability Leadership was applauded today as being an asset to the Army's Sustainability Campaign Plan.

  • Huntsville Center awards $34 M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Jan 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville awarded a $34 million task order contract to Johnson Controls Government Systems, Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 22. for energy savings at Fort Buchanan and 11 reserve centers in Puerto Rico.

  • Deterring insurgency with solar lights

    Dec 30, 2011

    Coalition Special Operations Forces partnered local leaders and Afghan National Army forces to coordinate installing solar panel lights in the Kotgay village bazaar to extend the hours the market could stay open safely.

  • Corps of Engineers building 'energy strong'

    Dec 29, 2011

    Since fiscal year 2008, every new construction project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District is designed to meet standards of the Leadership in Energy in Environmental Design rating system.

  • Environmentally friendly barracks in Hawaii blessed, opened for Soldiers

    Dec 20, 2011

    A traditional maile lei untying and blessing ceremony was held for the new Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • New system delivers water, fuel to Soldiers

    Dec 19, 2011

    The CUBE system promises a more reliable, cost-effective way to sling load vital liquids to the field.

  • Net Zero Waste workgroups hold kick-off focus session

    Dec 19, 2011

    Work continues to move forward on the Net Zero Waste program at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Huntsville Center awards $16M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Dec 19, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, ALA. -- The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, awarded a task order for $10 million in energy reduction equipment and $6 million in energy services to provide renewable energy for the Army to Johnson Controls Government Systems, LLC., Milwaulkee, Wis., that will result in a total of about 2.2 million renewable energy kilowatt hours and renewable energy credits each year for Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Top Army environment official visits Redstone to learn about BRAC impact

    Dec 14, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment traveled to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to observe the growth and change brought about by Base Realignment And Closure and its impact on the installation's energy and environment efforts.

  • Energy Awareness Program Slogan, Mascot Winners Chosen

    Dec 13, 2011

    The winners of the Energy Awareness Program's best slogan and mascot were awarded their $100 checks Dec. 12 at a ceremony with the Garrison manager and directors present. Winner of the best mascot was Melody McHugh with First Army. Her entry of "Rocky the Energy Hound" was selected and a life-size cutout of Rocky was made and present at the ceremony.

  • Electrical upgrades yields results

    Dec 13, 2011

    Upgrading of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's electrical infrastructure along with new generators and the new Radnor Heights substation are constants in the healthy relationship between the joint base and Dominion Virginia Power.

  • Vision 2025: USACE, Sembach develop net-zero energy master plan

    Dec 9, 2011

    Representatives from Sembach Kaserne, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and Parsons architecture and engineering firm met earlier this month to kick off an energy-based master planning process aimed at achieving net zero energy installation status by 2025.

  • Army testifies during Senate hearings on global water challenges

    Dec 9, 2011

    Principal Deputy for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, focused on exploring opportunities and challenges facing domestic and global water supplies.

  • APG to unveil alternative energy source

    Dec 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14.

  • Fort McCoy recycling totals near 50 percent mark

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy recycled almost 50 percent of its waste stream during fiscal year (FY) 2011, according to Michael Miller.

  • Energy tips lower electric bills, usage

    Dec 2, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The following tips will help you save energy at home.

  • Hammack visits Fort Hood, discusses Net Zero programs

    Dec 2, 2011

    The Net Zero Waste pilot program and sustainability was the central focus at Fort Hood, Texas, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2011, during a visit from Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • New water heating system improves quality of life, reduces energy consumption

    Dec 1, 2011

    The quality of life has improved for some community members this month with the implementation of hot water tanks here at Warner Barracks.

  • Army Leaders meet to discuss future of operational energy

    Dec 1, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment and the Army G-4 sponsored an "Army Operational Energy Roundtable" at the US Army War College recently to address the Army's challenges in ensuring a sustainable energy future.

  • Army's top installation, energy, environment official tours Fort Hood recycling

    Dec 1, 2011

    The HON Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, presents a "Net Zero" coin to Craig Hutton, an employee with the Fort Hood Recycle Center, during her visit to Fort Hood Wednesday. The assistant secretary will meet with installation officials throughout her two-day visit, which is focused on energy, conservation and environmental issues.

  • Army and the Environmental Protection Agency enhance working relationship

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army and the Environment Protection Agency are enhancing working relationships starting with a joint collaboration on the Army's Net Zero initiative and related activities on U.S. Army Installations.

  • Army safety video wins international award

    Nov 21, 2011

    The safety video "Pass it On," produced by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., won a first-place award at the 22nd International Military Film Festival held in Bracciano, Italy, Nov. 7-13, 2011.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses top issues at Fort Bliss

    Nov 18, 2011

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, visited Fort Bliss Nov. 17, 2011, where the Army is testing systems that will make up the network of tomorrow.

  • Army explores alternative energy with hydrogen fuel cells

    Nov 17, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is investing in highly efficient energy sources to reduce its fossil fuel usage, officials said Nov. 16 as APG unveiled hydrogen fuel cells. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior installation commander, praised the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their efforts to preserve the local environment by implementing alternative energy. "We are excited to get technology here that is going to make us even more green than Army green," Justice said. About 50 people gathered at the Building Operations Control Center (Building 325) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the installation of the first fuel cells as part of a partnership between DOE and the Department of Defense.

  • DISA complex certified as LEED Gold

    Nov 17, 2011

    The newly constructed Defense Information Systems Agency headquarters complex earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold rating Oct. 5.

  • Hammack sees Afghanistan energy methods and conditions first hand

    Nov 16, 2011

    American Forces Radio and Television report on Assistant Secretary Hammack's visit and discuss energy methods and alternatives.

  • Army seeks clean energy with new power station

    Nov 16, 2011

    Army, government and private industry leaders came together last week to celebrate the startup of a system at Fort Benning's landfill designed to capture methane and convert it to electricity.

  • Garrison focuses on energy conservation

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2010, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's energy bill was $67 million.

  • Residents lower energy consumption

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- From wind, sun and water power to geothermal advances and bioenergy, the global urgency to become more energy efficient has never been more apparent.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to unveil alternative energy source

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14, 2011.

  • Fort Hood takes part in recycling forum

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Members of Fort Hood gathered with local city managers and interested citizens Nov. 3 at the Harker Heights Activities Center to hear feedback and questions about a proposed regional recycling program.

  • Green power: Fort Hood breaks ground on solar field

    Nov 10, 2011

    Officials from Fort Hood, Texas, and Universal Services Fort Hood, Inc., broke ground on a solar field that will provide one million kilowatt-hours, approximately 20 percent of renewable energy annually for 300 single-family homes here.

  • IPC utilities trivia contest tests knowledge of energy, conservation

    Nov 10, 2011

    A new utilities trivia contest is being launched by Island Palm Communities in November, called "I Got the Power."

  • Bliss strives to be Army's first 'net zero' installation

    Nov 4, 2011

    Fort Bliss, Texas, participated in the Re-Energize the Americas Conference at El Paso's Judson F. Williams Convention Center Oct. 26, 2011.

  • Region nets zero environmental impact on organizational day

    Nov 4, 2011

    Three-hundred employees from the Central Region headquarters of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command celebrated their organization day with no impact on the environment

  • Army summit attracts potential energy investors

    Nov 4, 2011

    The Army's Energy Initiatives Task Force, which stood up in September to accomplish the Army's energy goals, hosted a summit Nov. 3 to bring in interested private-sector investors together to learn about the Army's way ahead on energy independence.

  • Fort Bragg emphasizes conservation

    Oct 28, 2011

    The Department of Defense has recognized the need for energy security at military installations throughout the world. Achieving the many goals associated with energy security can preserve fiscal resources, support the mission and potentially save the lives of our Soldiers. For Fort Bragg, the realization of these objectives begins with conservation and efficient practices as well as the pursuit of alternative energy sources and Net Zero initiatives.

  • Sustainability Covenant fuels energy conservation

    Oct 27, 2011

    One year ago, U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels made history by signing the first Sustainable Communities Partnership between the U.S. Army in Europe and a host nation. Last year, Quarles had stated that one of the garrison's primary goals is to convert its energy production from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, and Hohenfels has made significant progress toward that end.

  • Energy group keeps facilities running green

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- October is Energy Awareness Month, but that's not why several environmentally conscious Soldiers and civilians met Thursday. The meeting was a quarterly affair, where members of the Energy Resource Group gather to discuss green efforts on Fort Benning, energy use in post facilities and related issues. The ribbon cutting for the new Flex Powerstation FP250, set for Nov. 8, and described some of the science behind the new technology, which uses methane gas produced from biodegrading materials in a covered landfill on Harmony Church. "What we've been able to do is take the gas we were burning off, and there's actually a structure down there at the landfill now that captures the gas," Marshall said. "Then it's mixed with something else, has a reaction and turns the turbine which creates electricity. It actually produces enough energy to power about 200 homes. We're looking at doing some other things across the installation in order to take advantage of resources we have here already."

  • Steam Energy Carries Heat To Arsenal

    Oct 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--High-tech energy often begins with low-tech input.

  • Pickens discusses energy issues at West Point forum

    Oct 26, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 26, 2011) -- T. Boone Pickens visited West Point Oct. 21 to speak with cadets about his energy policy and the Pickens Plan. The Pickens Plan involves developing natural resources in the U.S. to build a bridge to the future by developing wind power and using natural gas in transportation to reduce dependence on foreign oil. The event was hosted by the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Distinguished Leader Series.

  • Save energy, save resources, save money

    Oct 21, 2011

    Twenty years from now will we have enough resources to supply the energy we need? And if so, will we have enough money to pay for it?

  • Green machines turn food waste into liquid compost

    Oct 21, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood is working toward a net zero waste goal to eliminate the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill by the year 2020. The antigarbage strategy challenges Soldiers, civilians and their Families to rethink their lifestyles and make changes to their daily routines.

  • Fort Sill seeks to cut its energy demand

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 20, 2011) -- With the Defense Department seeking to reduce its energy demand, Fort Sill is doing its part by using and increasing renewable energy sources and conserving energy.

  • Pentagon Energy Security Event focuses on the importance of Energy in today's military

    Oct 20, 2011

    The Department of Defense recognized Energy Awareness Month with a week-long energy security event which began Oct. 17, 2011, designed to focus senior Government, Department of Defense leaders, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines on the importance energy and energy security plays in today's military environment.

  • Energy awareness: Year-round mission for Fort Huachuca

    Oct 20, 2011

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz., considers energy production and consumption year-round. Energy conservation at Fort Huachuca is aimed at having the installation become a Net Zero installation by 2025.

  • JBLM gets more fuel mileage out of its fuel

    Oct 20, 2011

  • Pentagon fair spotlights energy-efficient technology exhibits

    Oct 20, 2011

    Propane and methanol fuel cells, solar-panel collectors and wind turbines are just a few examples of alternative-energy sources on display this week in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • CJCS discusses importance of 'energy' in today's military

    Oct 19, 2011

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed the importance of 'energy' in today's military environment while addressing the Pentagon Energy Security Forum in the Pentagon Auditorium, part of a week-long Pentagon Energy Security Event and Energy Awareness Month.

  • Army War fighter joins Pentagon Energy Security Forum

    Oct 19, 2011

    Colonel Peter A. Newell, Director, Rapid Equipping Force, Fort Belvoir, Virginia represented the Army during a Pentagon Energy Security Forum and discussed providing the "tactical edge" for America's Soldiers, "operational energy challenges" and the Rapid Equipping Forces' mission.

  • Demo Humvee burns 70 percent less fuel

    Oct 18, 2011

    The Army temporarily halted its testing of a unique fuel-efficient tactical vehicle so the "FED Alpha" could be shown to senior leaders and displayed in the nation's capital.

  • Energy, Sustainability Technology fair kicks off at Pentagon

    Oct 17, 2011

    Maj. Mark Owens, assistant program manager for power at PEO Soldier, explains some of the latest sources of energy and recharging capabilities Soldiers have available in the field to Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment) Katherine Hammack as Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Army Deputy G-4 looks on. The secretaries toured the Oct. 17 opening of a three-day Energy and Sustainability Technology Fair in the center courtyard of the Pentagon.

  • Task Force seeks $7 billion in energy investments

    Oct 14, 2011

    A new Army task force is trying to convince private industry to invest in solar energy, wind power and other renewable-energy projects on military installations.

  • Army transforms for future of Soldiers, families, nation

    Oct 14, 2011

    To ready itself for the future, the Army is transforming installations and housing as well as its use of fuel, water and energy.

  • Turn words into action, turn action into results

    Oct 13, 2011

    According to estimates, there are currently about 7 billion people on earth. While every culture is different, there are few vital things we all share, including the need for food, water and clothing.

  • Energy Expo offers helpful tips, items

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- There are many different ways to save energy at Fort Rucker, according to Directorate of Public Works officials.

  • New energy technologies debut

    Oct 13, 2011

    Move over George and Judy Jetson, Fort Carson is giving the old cartoon concept a run for its money when it comes to futuristic technology.

  • Leaders discuss Army power, energy

    Oct 13, 2011

    Army leaders gathered to discuss mission effectiveness and preserving future choices during the Association of the United State Army's Institute of Land Warfare's Army Power and Energy Panel in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2011.

  • Fort Riley conserves water, uses alternative sources

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- In recent months, there has been a lot of publicity regarding Fort Riley being picked as one of only six military installations to become a net-zero water use installation.

  • How safe is your electrical safety program?

    Oct 6, 2011

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR 1910.331-.335, "Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices" regulation has been in force for over 20 years. And yet, surprisingly, many Army units still do not have a written electrical safety program or an electrical safe work practice procedure in place.

  • Fort Irwin earns 'green' building award

    Oct 6, 2011

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took another step forward in its commitment to environmental stewardship last week. Building 309, the Company Operations Facility, located at Barstow Road and Ninth Street, was officially awarded LEED Gold certification during a ceremony Sept. 28.

  • Army launches new accident reporting software program

    Oct 3, 2011

    Army accident reporting is quicker and easier thanks to new software designed at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. The Oct. 3 release of ReportIt! means Army Leaders have a new tool to better monitor accident data and take corrective action to keep our Army safe.

  • Scientists bring energy solutions to the desert

    Sep 29, 2011

    How to heat and cool in the desert without attempting to heat and cool the desert itself is a question that has to be answered when planning and building camps and operating bases in Afghanistan. The easy answer is generators and then more generators.

  • BRAC recommendations complete, benefits for San Antonio ongoing

    Sep 27, 2011

    After $3.4 billion in construction and an estimated $8.3 billion in positive economic impact to the city of San Antonio, the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure recommendations are complete.

  • Bamberg opens first biomass system in Europe

    Sep 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany, opens the Army's first biomass heating system in Europe.

  • Philadelphia Power Team provides much needed asset to war fighter in Afghanistan

    Sep 23, 2011

    For Soldiers, Marines and Airmen in Afghanistan there are few comforts. Consistent electricity is one of them.

  • Army seeks $7.1 billion in energy-related industry investment

    Sep 20, 2011

    The Army is hoping industry will be willing to invest as much as $7.1 billion dollars over ten years on installations to develop renewable energy projects that can help the service meet its energy security goals.

  • Fort Lee Earns 'Extraordinary' Award

    Sep 20, 2011

    Fort Lee is officially the first Army installation in Virginia to earn "E4" status from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

  • Shower Water Reuse System to be force multiplier at FOBs

    Sep 19, 2011

    With budgets falling and thousands of troops scheduled to redeploy back home, commanders in the field are striving to become more efficient with resource-saving measures such as the Shower Water Reuse System.

  • Project Manager Mobile Electric Power leadership changes hands

    Sep 14, 2011

    The military's provider of tactical electric power for the front lines recently welcomed aboard a new leader, who will continue his predecessor's push for efficiencies in generating and using power on the battlefield.

  • Small changes save big bucks; energy conservation education at Hohenfels

    Sep 13, 2011

    As part of ongoing efforts to educate and inform the community about energy conservation, U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels partnered with one of Europe's largest power companies, E.ON, to bring an exciting, interactive mobile exhibit to the Hohenfels festplatz, Sept. 6. The traveling display featured multiple demonstrations on ways everyone can save energy.

  • IPC takes measures to help residents understand utility bills

    Sep 12, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Following a year of monthly energy consumption statements, or "mock billing," the first live utility bills arrived in homes, last month.

  • Fort Lee makes use of geothermal energy

    Sep 8, 2011

    The boom in new construction at Fort Lee, Va., has also brought energy-efficient improvements that will help the installation reduce its "carbon footprint."

  • Army project manager providing more power with smaller footprint

    Sep 4, 2011

    Power Distribution Illumination System Electrical (PDISE), often described as a more rugged version of a home electrical distribution box, enables Project Manager Mobile Electric Power (PM MEP) to save taxpayer dollars by reducing footprint and increasing the efficiency of power on the battlefield through better distribution.