• Navy Anticipates Significant Dollar, Energy Savings from Pax River ESPC0

    A $27.9 million energy savings performance contract awarded last month to Clark Energy Group is expected to reduce the annual utility and maintenance costs by more than $800,000 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Webster Outlying Field, while reducing energy consumption across the site’s 72 buildings by 38 percent. The project will implement five different energy conservation measures at the outlying field in Southern Maryland, including upgraded lighting, ground source heat pumps, water conservation measures, thermostats and controls replacement, and building envelope upgrades …

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  • Pursuit of Net Zero Goal Prompts Ft. Carson to Expand Water Reclamation0

    Fort Carson, Colo., is embarking on a reclaimed water system expansion to help it meet its goal of becoming a net zero water installation by 2020. The post’s Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club has used reclaimed water from an onsite sewage treatment plant for irrigation since the 1970s, the Army reports. The expansion will irrigate Iron Horse Park, a sports complex and other areas with reclaimed water by next summer. The project involves upgrading 5 miles of existing pipe and installing more than 2 miles of new lines to the system, adding new pumps at the sewage treatment plant, a new booster pump station …

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  • ‘Net Zero’ Program Will Generate Only Minor Impacts, Army Concludes0

    The Army’s “Net Zero” program is not expected to result in any significant impacts, according to an environmental assessment of the effects of a range of energy, water and solid waste projects designed to increase sustainability at Army installations. Installation-specific assessments of Net Zero projects still will need to be conducted, however, stated the Army’s Draft Finding of No Significant Impact. The Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment looked at strategically implementing Net Zero at Army installations based on mission needs, consumption and existing resource constraints …

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  • Ft. Carson Housing Shows the Way to Neighborhood Sustainability0

    In its pursuit of creating a completely eco-friendly community, Fort Carson Family Housing — the partnership between Balfour Beatty Communities and the Army at Fort Carson, Colo. — has established a comprehensive sustainability initiative aimed at improving energy efficiency and conserving natural resources inside its homes and throughout each of its neighborhoods. FCFH’s sustainability program incorporates an array of practices, tools and products intended to reduce energy usage, preserve water resources and eliminate the generation of waste that exceed the Army’s environmental standards …

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  • Marine Corps Gets First ‘Net Zero’ Home at Camp Lejeune0

    Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, a partnership between the Navy and Lend Lease, has finished building the Marine Corps’ first net zero energy home at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The home’s design focuses on energy efficiency and solar energy production. The dwelling functions on 54 percent less energy than a comparable home. A 6.7-kilowatt, rooftop photovoltaic array powers the home. Water consumption is projected to drop 27 percent …

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  • ASU, Army National Guard Join to Offer Sustainability Curriculum0

    The Army National Guard and Arizona State University are partnering to offer an online graduate program in sustainability leadership. Officials held a signing ceremony last week to recognize the collaboration to develop five courses that will lead to a graduate certificate …

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