Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs
3/29/2013 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Gen.
Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, announced
March 26, 2013, that Robins Air Force Base, Ga., won first place in the
command's 2012 Facility Energy Excellence Award. Hill AFB, Utah, won
second place, and Hanscom AFB, Mass., received third place.
The Facility Energy Excellence Award provides an objective assessment of
the installations' energy programs and recognizes efforts in promoting
energy reduction, changing the energy culture, and recognizing the
performance of the installation facility energy managers. Culture change
was weighted at 80 percent, recognizing that the key to energy
conservation truly resides in each individual's actions and in active
leadership at all levels across the enterprise. Energy reduction was
weighted at 15 percent, and water reduction was weighted at 5 percent;
these categories capture actual, tangible gains made in energy
conservation. The award acknowledges outstanding accomplishments from
January 2012 through December 2012.
The cultural change component included energy program leadership, action
plans, energy investments and energy awareness. "Culture change"
continues to be one of three pillars of the Air Force vision to "make
energy a consideration in all we do." The other pillars are "reduce
demand" and "increase supply."
Energy reduction was assessed by measuring the actual reduction in
energy and water intensity as reported to the Air Force Civil Engineer
Center, and compared with the previous year's consumption.
"Each of these installations built a robust Energy Management Program
focused on energy reduction and energy culture," said Col. Jeff Todd,
AFMC deputy director of Communications, Installations and Mission
Support. "Their efforts display great achievements in energy reduction
and promotion of cultural change at the installation level and
subsequently the MAJCOM.
"This competition is about conserving energy, reducing demand and
changing culture," he said, "which results in the reduction of our
energy footprint while also helping to improve our energy security
posture. Together, let's continue to make energy conservation a
consideration in all we do."