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Default Air Force Logo Air Force awards first ESPC of 2018
Recently, the Defense Logistics Agency awarded a $42 million energy savings performance contract,or ESPC, to be executed and maintained by Energy Systems Group, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. This represents the Air Force’s first such awarded contract of 2018.
0 5/10
2018
U.S. Air Force graphic ‘Protect the Power’ and your pockets
Though monthly observances and themes come and go, the practices promoted in October’s Energy Action Month are encouraged year-round.
0 9/30
2016
Default Air Force Logo Solar Ready Vets program to begin first class at Hill AFB
The Solar Ready Vets program announced by President Barack Obama during a visit to Hill Air Force Base in April 2015 will begin training the first class of 24 veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.
0 1/11
2016
Default Air Force Logo October marks the beginning of AF Energy Action Month
Every aspect of the Air Force mission depends on a reliable supply of energy. Transforming the way we use energy is critical to ensuring we will be able to balance today's readiness with tomorrow's modernization.
0 10/05
2015
Default Air Force Logo Command committed to saving energy, reducing costs
Saving energy and reducing costs is something many people strive to do. When an energy bill exceeds $150 million, it becomes a necessity. The energy tab for U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa for fiscal year 2013 was a whopping $157.5 million. Since 2003, energy costs have risen about 10 percent, on average annually. These rising costs inspired the command to find ways to save money and precious resources.
1 10/01
2015
Graphic for SAF/IE Air Force energy: Getting the most fight from our resources
A group of panel members discussed Air Force energy and getting more mission out of every gallon of jet fuel during the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 14.
0 9/15
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF earns 10 Federal Energy, Water Management Awards
Saving energy and money while also helping the environment earned the Air Force 10 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards -- the most received by any federal agency.
0 7/22
2015
Default Air Force Logo Elmendorf saves through alternative energy
The federal government has set goals to lower costs and save energy. Everyone has a role to help, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, is taking steps to do its part.
0 1/09
2015
The U.S. Air Force Academy's solar array, pictured here May 13, 2011, occupies 41 acres of land on the Academy's southeast corner, adjacent to Interstate 25. The array, which comprises 18,888 solar panels, produced 12.5 million kilowatt-hours of power since it was activated July 1, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy hits conservation target
In light of October being Energy Action Month, developed by the Department of Energy, U.S. Air Force Academy mission elements gathered Sept. 23, to discuss energy and utility savings for the year and analyze new efforts here to reduce costs and save energy.
1 9/30
2014
Solar panels collect sunlight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Davis-Monthan solar array project is placed on 170 acres of underutilized land, making it the largest of its kind currently on any U.S Department of Defense installation. The Department of Energy chose it as a 2014 Federal Energy Management Program award winner. (U.S. Air Force photo) Air Force earns majority of federal energy awards
It's a banner year for the Air Force with the Department of Energy recently announcing that service won a lion's share of 2014 Federal Energy Management Program awards.
1 8/06
2014
Default Air Force Logo Department of Energy seeks award nominations
Each year the U.S. Department of Energy sponsors the Federal Energy and Water Management Awards. These awards honor individuals and organizations making significant contributions to the efficient use of energy and water in the federal government. The Air Force looks to stay on top, having won 21 awards since 2010, which is more than any other Service.
0 3/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo Air Force focuses on sustainability for Earth Day 2014 observance
Each year Air Force installations around the world observe Earth Day on April 22 by taking actions to support the Air Force's Earth Day theme of "Conserve Today - Secure Tomorrow." This year, Air Force activities will focus on sustainability, referring to the capacity to continue the mission without compromise and operate into the future without decline - either in the mission, or the natural and man-made systems that support it.
0 3/04
2014
Default Air Force Logo As utility costs double, AF attorneys fight back
The smart use of energy and water saves the Air Force money, but a decreasing demand has not overcome an increasing price. While facility energy use has decreased 37 percent since 1999, costs have increased 100 percent.
0 2/20
2014
Default Air Force Logo AF awards $15.5 million in scientific research grants
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced Jan. 24 that it will award approximately $15.5 million in grants to 42 scientists and engineers from 32 research institutions who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program, or YIP.
3 1/28
2014
The medical and dental facility at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is one of two designs earning top honors in the 2013 Design Awards announced Jan. 2, 2014. The Honor Award category recognizes the best in Air Force building design. In all, eight designs were recognized in three different award categories. (Courtesy photo) 
AF announces 2013 Design Award winners
The winners of the 2013 Air Force Design Awards were announced recently by Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter, the Air Force Civil Engineer chief of staff for logistics, installations and mission support.
1 1/07
2014
Dr. Kevin Geiss interacts with a member during the Air Force Association breakfast Oct. 23, 2013, in Arlington, Va. Later, Geiss addressed the audience on energy success stories within the Air Force. Geiss is the deputy assistant secretary of energy. AF energy leader touts Airmen success stories
The Air Force’s top energy expert said people are the key to success in driving down energy use, saving money and improving mission performance during the Air Force Association’s monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., Oct 23.
0 10/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo Civilian Airman wins key energy award
The Air Force's Energy Action Month is drawing to a close, but Laughlin continues to lead the way in energy efficiency and water conservation with the recent announcement that a Laughlin civilian won the 2013 Department of Energy Individual Federal Energy and Water Management Award.
0 10/25
2013
Air Force leadership calls upon Airmen to continue coming up with innovative ideas to provide the Air Force an assured energy advantage in air, space and cyberspace. Leaders continue to tap “innovative” Airmen for energy savings
Air Force leadership calls upon Airmen to continue coming up with innovative ideas to provide the Air Force an assured energy advantage in air, space and cyberspace. In fiscal year 2012, the Air Force spent $9.2 billion on energy, almost 10 percent of the total budget. In a time of fiscal uncertainty, it is even more important everyone does their part in helping conserve resources, said Kathy Ferguson, Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Logistics acting assistant secretary.
2 10/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo Harvesting the wind at Cape Cod Air Force Station
It's not just the leaves that are changing at Cape Cod Air Force Station. The Air Force station is also changing the way it gets electricity as two new giant wind turbines are being installed at the 6th Space Warning Squadron.
1 10/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo Maxwell AFB civil engineers use construction technology to cut energy costs
During a time when "government shutdown, furlough and recapitalization" are a part of the military landscape, Airmen are constantly looking for ways to save money for the service. The 42nd Civil Engineer Squadron is doing more than just recycling and trading out incandescent light bulbs to save energy. These engineers are planning, sketching and studying how to leverage construction technology to save the Air Force millions over the next decade.
0 10/16
2013
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