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Army not spending extra on LEED certifications, official says

House lawmakers are still skeptical about what they see as wasteful spending to build green buildings in the Defense Department. Language in the 2013 defense authorization bill the House passed last week continues a prohibition on using any budget money to certify a DoD building as LEED Gold or LEED Platinum. The highest level allowed would be LEED Silver.

Tags: LEED certification , Army , Air Force , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Congress

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 09:21am EDT
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Renewable energy, repurposing buildings priorities for Army's Hammack

Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, joins Pentagon Solutions to discuss the Energy Initiatives Task Force, which focuses on creating large renewable energy projects on military bases.

Tags: Army , DoD , Energy , renewable energy , military bases , In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , Energy initiatives task force

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 05:39pm EDT
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Army drafts RFP to attract renewable energy projects

Army would agree to buy energy from private plants on Army land but cut the plants off from the electric grid in the event of an emergency. The final solicitation could be out by this spring.

Tags: DoD , Army , renewable energy , continuity of operations , Jared Serbu , green government , industry , contracting , John Lushetsky

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Report: DoD bases potential hotbeds for solar development

A new Defense Department report finds solar-power development on military bases and installations in the Western United States could generate as much solar energy as seven nuclear power plants. By working with private industry and renting out unused land on bases to serve as energy testbeds, the department could reap as much as $100 in revenue and reduced energy costs and rent payments. DoD spends $4 billion a year on energy costs.

Tags: DoD , electric grid , technology , Federal Drive , DoD Report , Energy , solar power , ICF International , Army , renewable energy

Monday - 01/16/2012, 08:08am EST

Army to meet renewable energy goals through predictability

The Energy Initiatives Task Force held its first industry day to explain how it wants to get green energy projects built on installations. The Army must receive 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The task force will develop an acquisition strategy and a new multiple-award contract over the next year.

Tags: DoD , Richard Kidd , John Lushetsky , green government , renewable energy , Army , Army Energy Initiatives Task Force , industry , contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:30am EDT
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Army clean energy efforts based in service's needs

Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, is the service's energy guru. She discussed the service's latest efforts to make strides in clean energy at the Association of U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Tags: DoD , clean energy , ausa 2011 , Federal Drive , Army

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:37pm EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Army aims for net zero energy

Katherine Hammack is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations & Environment in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Army , conservation , environment

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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Army directs new energy savings initiatives

A pair of memos requires facilities worldwide to improve how they construct buildings to be more green and to use different light bulbs. The goal is to conserve energy, be environmentally responsible, and save taxpayer dollars.

Tags: management , technology , energy efficiency , DoD , Army , U.S. Green Building Council , green government , Max Cacas

Monday - 11/01/2010, 01:09pm EDT
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