The Navy / Marine Corps Energy Efficiency Web site includes training modules for general awareness, supervisors and general foreman, executives, and Building Energy Monitors.
It is your responsibility to conserve energy because:
- Saves Money
- Provides for Future Use
- Pollution Prevention - Fossil fuel based power contaminates air, water and land.
- Compliance with rules and regulations:
- Executive Order 13423
- Annual energy reductions 3% per year from the baseline usage in 2003. (This is a total of 30 percent reduction by fiscal year 2015.)
- By fiscal year 2025 we must produce or procure at least 25 % of total electricity from renewable sources put in service at any time.
How can I conserve energy?
- Turn off lights in unoccupied spaces.
- Are appliances or machines like microcomputers, copy machines, etc. being shut off at the end of the work day or when not in use for prolonged periods?
- Turn off water that may be dripping or while not necessary. Water must be pumped from the ground, treated, pumped to your home, and then may be heated, each process requiring energy.
- Report any equipment using energy or water when it should not be, i.e., leaking faucets, leaking flush valves, leaking water mains, heating and cooling systems that overheat or over cool.
- Set domestic hot water at lowest possible set-point (105°F).
- Make sure thermostats are set at 68F in winter and 76 – 78 in the summer.
- Dress appropriately for each season for comfort and the use of portable electric space heaters are prohibited unless officially approved.
- Make sure all windows and doors are closed and air tight, making sure weather-stripping is in good condition.
- If you have blinds or curtains, close them during hot sunny days or open them to warm a room on colder days.
If you are a building manager or building energy monitor, do you remind everyone in your building to do these things on a routine basis?
If you are responsible for building maintenance
- Be sure boilers and cooling towers are clean and chemical treatment systems are maintained and monitored at the right level for clean efficient operation.
- Insure that the control systems are functioning correctly and using setback temperatures during the night and on weekends that match the requirements for the building and HVAC system.
- If you are changing bulbs make sure the bulbs are the correct and lowest wattage for each fixture.
- Make sure chill water, steam, and hot water piping are insulated (interior and exterior piping) and repair any damaged insulation.
- Keep compressed air leaks to a minimum; hand tools and hoses should be disconnected during periods of non-use.
Report any energy wasted that you observe to your supervisor or facilities personnel!
How can I find out more?
Contact NAS Pensacola’s Resource Efficiency Manager at 452-3131 ext. 3118