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Navy's Submarine Learning Center earns LEED silver

The Submarine Learning Center, at the Naval Submarine Base New London, has won a LEED silver award for being green. The center's headquarters uses geothermal heating a cooling systems and is built out of recycled building materials.

Tags: DoD , Navy , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose , Submarine Learning Center , LEED certification

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:18pm EDT

NASA seeks innovations for space waste

NASA is looking for ways to re-purpose waste in space, and the space agency is turning to innovators to come up with some ideas.

Tags: Beth Beck , LAUNCH , State , USAID , NIKE , contest , Federal Drive , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:57am EDT
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USDA eyes airports for alternative energy production

Travis DeVault, project leader for USDA's National Wildlife Research Center in Sandusky, Ohio, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the project.

Tags: Travis DeVault , USDA , Federal Drive , FAA

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:31am EDT
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Navy opens first LEED Platinum facility

Navy officials cut the ribbon on the$11.2 million Naval Operational Support Center Phoenix at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. on March 30.

Tags: Navy , DoD , DoD Report , Francis Rose , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:09pm EDT

Navy divides focus between energy efficiencies, alternative fuels

The military may be the biggest user of energy in the federal government, but the Navy is doing its part to lessen the load, according to Tom Hicks, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for energy.

Tags: Tom Hicks , Navy , Agency of the Month , Francis Rose , Energy

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Army on track to double President's energy-saving contracting goal

Army officials announced the service is on track to more than double a Presidential goal for investments in energy efficiency projects. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability Richard Kidd, said the Army would likely invest $800 million in performance-based contracts over the next two years to realize energy savings and efficiencies at its multitude of bases and facilities.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , renewable energy , energy efficiency , Energy , Richard Kidd , Army , technology ,

Monday - 03/26/2012, 04:19pm EDT

Navy opens its first alternative fueling station

Naval Facilities Engineering Command opened the first of three planned stations that pump E-85, a fuel made up mostly of ethanol. The Navy Secretary said he wants the service to cut is use of petroleum fuel by 50 percent and set a deadline of 2015.

Tags: Navy , Hawaii , alternative fuel , ethanol , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:41am EDT

Agencies to follow new greenhouse gas guidance

Based on lessons learned over the last two years, new guidance is coming to help agencies refine their greenhouse gas efforts.

Tags: White House Council on Environmental Quality , Nancy Sutley , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 11:55am 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 , Katherine Hammack , Jared Serbu , industry , contracting , John Lushetsky

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Tool helps agencies cut costs on green gov goals

Agencies have an April 20 deadline to join a renewable energy certificate (REC) solicitation that can help them save money on reaching green goals.

Tags: Randy Manion , Western Area Power Administration , Energy , EPA , Tracy Logan , Federal Drive , renewable energy

Monday - 03/19/2012, 09:22am EDT
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