GREEN GOVERNMENT COUNCIL
The Colorado Federal Executive Board’s (CFEB) Green Government Council (GGC) promotes environmental sustainability, advances local, state, and national sustainability efforts through intergovernmental partnerships, and guides the development of programs and services that support and the CFEB mission. The GGC Council communicates, collaborates, and coordinates programs and services to synchronize efficient and effective use of resources.
SUSTAINABILITY FORUM (Free)
Presented by the CFEB Green Gov Council
12/11/12 | 8:30 - 11:30 am
Denver Federal Center | Bldg 41 Remington Arms Room
- Federal Green Challenge (EPA, DOE)
- Environmental Management System Audit (BOR)
- Social Media in Government | Gov Loop (CFEB GGC)
CONTACT | Mike Lowell | 303-236-2769 | firstname.lastname@example.org
FORT CARSON ACHIEVES NET ZERO STATUS
Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, announced Tuesday at the Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio that Fort Carson has been designated as an Army "Net Zero" installation. The categories considered for installation Net Zero status were energy, water and waste. "Because of the high quality and capability of the installations, we couldn't narrow it down to five (installations) in each category and one for overall. We ended up narrowing it down to six in each category and two overall. The two overall installations are Fort Carson, Colo., and Fort Bliss, Texas," said Hammack in a media roundtable held in conjunction with the symposium.
Fort Carson self-nominated to become a Net Zero installation in March to challenge its already robust energy, water and waste sustainability goals and to advance the resource-conscious posture of today's Army.
"We've already got one of the largest solar arrays, which has been reducing our energy consumption, particularly for housing," said Brig. Gen. James H. Doty, acting senior commander, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, in the media roundtable. "We also have a qualified recycling program that we will endeavor to start looking at using gray water for reuse on the golf course and some other things. In the (combat aviation brigade) buildings, we're going to try to make every one of those buildings effectively Net Zero when they are constructed."
The Net Zero energy designation will require Fort Carson to produce as much energy on site as it uses. This will require aggressive conservation and efficiency efforts, including finding ways to capture and use waste energy and pursuing more renewable energy initiatives.
FIRST THURSDAYS SEMINAR 2.O (Free)
FEMP first Thursdays seminars provide training for Federal energy and environmental professionals. Leading experts will address timely topics in 90-minute sessions, offered live via satellite or through streaming video at your desktop.
First Thursday of each month
1:30 to 3:00p.m. EST.