Video: USACE - Net Zero Installations
Video by Mary Cochran
Lead: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping Army installations ‘go green’, actually producing the energy it consumes. This concept is called ‘Net Zero Energy’ and in this fiscally constrained environment it is more important than ever. The Corps is also using green technology, which increases efficiency while lowering cost. Building green and being good stewards of taxpayer dollars are priorities for USACE. This next report shows how these priorities combine to build an installation of the future. John Prettyman reports. Additional Information: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supporting the Army in reaching important energy security and sustainability goals. Reducing energy dependence, increasing energy efficiency and adopting renewable and alternative energy sources is one of USACE's top priorities. USACE Sacramento District is helping build a military base for the future at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, one of several pilot installations selected to be net zero energy and net zero waste by 2020. Net zero means the installation will create as much energy as it uses, and reuse and recover all of its waste products. The district is nearing completion on the second of four solar microgrid projects at the installation. John Prettyman reports from California. More about USACE Sustainability: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Sustainability/GoingGreenCampaign.aspx Available in High Definition.