Army's Fort Bliss finding cost-savings in green performance contracts

Friday - 2/10/2012, 12:00pm EST

Richard Kidd, Army's deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability

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The Army's Fort Bliss may lead the way for other parts of government to become greener using Energy Savings Performance Contracts.

Fort Bliss announced the contract award after President Obama called on agencies to save $2 billion using the tool.

Under the deal, Fort Bliss will get energy efficiency improvements with no upfront costs.

Richard Kidd, the Army's deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability, joins The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how this fits into the bigger plan of crafting a greener military.