US military bases recognised for energy efficiency

Three US Air Force bases received Department of Energy awards for implementing effective energy-saving measures this week.

Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and the Kadena Air Base in Japan were all given the Federal Energy and Water Management Award for achieving major savings in energy consumption.

The energy-saving measures included improving the efficiency of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems across the three sites.

According to the US Air Force, the combined efforts of the bases have cut expenditure by over $2.2 million and saved enough energy to power 4,243 homes for a year.

"Barksdale is honoured to receive this recognition for a team effort in reducing energy costs, ensuring readiness and conserving America's resources," said Larry Stevens, the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron base resource efficiency manager.

The Louisiana base trimmed over $595,000 from its utility costs by replacing inefficient light fixtures with new fluorescent lighting systems, as well as adding temperature controls to its heaters and boilers.

Barksdale was established in 1931 and is home to the oldest bomb wing in the US Air Force.
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Thursday 8th October 2009


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