U.S. Army will expand net zero program to all of its installations by end of 2013

The progress that 17 U.S. Army installations have made in becoming more energy efficient and environmentally conscious has led the Army to begin expanding its Net Zero program to all 156 of its installations.

July 22, 2013 |
Jim Young

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The progress that 17 U.S. Army installations have made in becoming more energy efficient and environmentally conscious has led the Army to begin expanding its Net Zero program to all 156 of its installations by the end of the year.

Fort Detrick in Maryland, for example, has put in solar panels in its parking lots to help power nearby facilities such as a gym. It also recycles more than 46% of its waste and burns 90% of the remaining waste to produce steam to heat facilities. It worked with contractor Constellation Energy to install new heating and cooling systems, as well. The Army’s goal is to have all installations reach net zero by 2020. Producing as much energy as an installation needs helps prevent a shutdown in case of a natural disaster or an attack, according to an Army spokesperson.

(http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20130626/FACILITIES04/306260008/Army-GSA-aim-net-zero-energy-use)

Jim Young | Net Zero Future

About the Author: A seasoned industry leader, Young combines deep understanding of both lighting and controls.  Currently VP of Sales and Marketing for WattStopper, Young formerly served in a series of senior positions with Acuity Brands®, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the company's specialty lighting group.  He graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in planning and energy management. 

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