Commentary

May 31, 2013

Team March strives to be energy efficient

Leonid Gromov
452 Civil Engineer Squadron

The Air Force published a new Energy Strategic Plan and updated energy priorities, March 2013. March Air Reserve Base Civil Engineering will be spearheading projects to maximize efforts at reducing overall energy consumption on base. With the installation of new and energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems, as well as supporting the Air Force wide renewable energy goals, Team March is again, leading the way for other installations to follow.

Fostering an energy awareness culture though education and habit-forming practices is a major priority of the Air Force. Every Airman, both military and civilian, has a responsibility to themselves and the public to engage in energy conservation activities. Conserving energy does not increase workload or add more duties to already busy days – just maintain awareness and be proactive.

Electrical lighting, air conditioners and computers make up the vast majority of a building’s energy consumption rate.
Every Airman should:

  1. Turn off lights, appliances and televisions when a room is left vacant or not in use
  2. Ensure all windows, window coverings and doors are closed when the outside temperature exceeds 76°F or drops below 68°F
  3. Ensure monitors are turned off when you leave for the day or are going to be away for an extended period of time
  4. Report any issues or inefficiencies in your building to the facility manager so action can be taken by civil engineering

Each of these activities should become second nature for all us, both at work and at home, in order to foster an energy-aware culture.
Doing your part will help the environment and most importantly, ensure positive management of our resources to guarantee mission success!




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