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Feb 10 2012

Army Reduces Energy Use by 4 Percent

The Army’s overall “energy intensity” went down last year, said the Army’s lead on energy-use reduction. “Just last year, overall, the Army’s energy use per square foot decreased by a little more than four percent,” said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, adding the Army is on track with […]

Oct 26 2011

Totally Green Delivers ORCA Green Machines to U.S. Army Installation in Fort Hood, Texas

FORT HOOD, TX — Totally Green, Inc. (pinksheets:TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, installed two of its revolutionary ORCA Green Machines(TM) at the U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas. The installations follow a successful showcase of the ORCA technology at Fort Hood’s 11th Annual Garrison Picnic. The U.S. […]

Oct 17 2011

Army Launches Ambitious Energy-Efficiency Campaign

Army officials hope to tap the private sector for capital investment and technology that will help the service to become less wasteful of fuel and more environmentally responsible. “We must preserve access to energy and water so soldiers of the future have the same access to resources as the soldiers of today.” said Katherine Hammack, […]

Oct 14 2011

“Near Net Zero” at Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande Facility in Arizona: How innovative technology helps business and the environment

Despite environmentalist’s love for salty snacks, many food manufacturers do not “go green.” Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande facility plant in Arizona, PepsiCo’s North America division, is a different story. The firm launched an ambitious sustainability project, the “near net zero” effort that took a production facility “off the grid,” running primarily on renewable energy sources and […]

Aug 29 2011

Irving ISD opens energy efficient ‘net zero’ school

Irving’s new Lady Bird Johnson Middle School represents not only a place of learning, but a bold experiment and statement about the importance of energy efficiency. At 150,000 square feet, Irving ISD officials believe Johnson will be the largest “net zero”-style middle school in the nation and the first such school in Texas. The term […]

Aug 23 2011

Happiness is a military microgrid: Fort Bliss moving on premise, self-sufficiency = security

When it comes to a sense of urgency, there’s nothing like the armed services of the United States. As previously documented in this space, the U.S. Department of Defense “gets it” when it comes to energy efficiency and self-sufficiency: they add up to energy independence and that means security. (See “Military Microgrids: a Journey.”) While […]

Apr 29 2011

Fort Carson achieves Net Zero status

  FORT CARSON, Colo., April 21, 2011 — Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, announced Tuesday at the Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio that Fort Carson has been designated as an Army “Net Zero” installation. The categories considered for installation Net Zero status were energy, water and waste. […]

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