28 April 2011
Fort Detrick identified as Army Net Zero energy and waste pilot Base
By Fort Detrick Public Affairs
The Army announced April 19 that Fort Detrick has been selected as the pilot base for Net Zero waste and energy initiatives as part of the Army's overall effort to conserve precious resources.  Net Zero installations will consume only as much energy or water as they produce and eliminate solid waste being sent to landfills.
A Net Zero energy installation produces as much energy on site as it uses, over the course of a year, while a net zero waste installation reduces, reuses, and recovers waste streams, converting them to resource values with zero landfill over the course of a year.
"This is an outstanding recognition for Fort Detrick and a testimony to our fantastic people," wrote Col. Judith Robinson, Fort Detrick garrison commander.
The announcement initiates the programmatic environmental analysis and planning process for the Army's Net Zero Installation Strategy.  Specifics for projects and initiatives will be determined through a programmatic environmental analysis which will include public engagement and stakeholder outreach.
For more info about the Net Zero program: http://army-energy.hqda.pentagon.mil/netzero/; and a complete listing of pilot sites: http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=14420.
Posted by PAO

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