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    Air Station exceeds Marine Corps energy standards

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES

    03.10.2015

    Story by Lance Cpl. Neysa Huertas Quinones 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Over the past year, installations across the Marine Corps have implemented changes to make homes and work spaces more energy and water efficient.

    At Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., energy conservation teams are working alongside installation leaders to increase conservation awareness.

    Cherry Point personnel are encouraged to reduce energy use by using the daylight system. The daylight system is used to increase the amount of natural light illuminating administrative spaces across the air station. The system works by using the light that shines through windows to decrease the amount of electricity needed to illuminate rooms.

    “Energy conservation helps the environment and our budget,” said Bob Ruffin, the installation energy manager. “It saves us money to find cleaner and more efficient means to power our installation.”

    According to Ruffin, in addition to the daylight system, energy efficient LED lights and solar panels were installed to reduce the cost of electricity across the air station.

    “We are currently operating at 20 percent below the financial baseline cost to power the entire air station,” said Ruffin, a native of Tarboro, N.C. “The changes we are implementing has already impacted the cost of keeping the air station operational.”

    The money saved on powering the air station can be used to purchase fuel for aircrafts, provide maintenance and purchasing new gear, said Ruffin.

    “Cleaner, more efficient energy is becoming a large priority across of the Marine Corps,” said Ruffin. “All of us are doing our part to provide better ways to power our bases and lower our expenses.”

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    Date Taken: 03.10.2015
    Date Posted: 03.10.2015 08:42
    Story ID: 156492
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, US 

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