Air Force Materiel Command Commander, Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, recently announced Hill AFB the winner of the 2014 AFMC Facility Energy Excellence Award at the Energy Management Steering Group quarterly meeting.
The AFMC Facility Energy Excellence Award was determined using a weighted scoring system that tracks a base’s yearly progress in the areas of culture change, energy reduction and water reduction. Hill AFB made significant progress in all three of these areas in 2014.
During the year, Hill saw an average reduction of 6 percent in its energy and water usage.
Although Hill AFB can attribute a portion of this reduction to energy-savings projects implemented on the base, a significant portion of these savings can also be attributed to the efforts of the Hill AFB energy outreach program.
Culture change is one of the three main pillars the Air Force energy program is built on.
Culture change empowers individuals to implement no-cost energy savings’ methods to save energy, such as turning off lights and keeping thermostats set to reasonable temperatures.
Hill’s extensive outreach program has played a significant role in facilitating culture change in 2014. Outreach events included the Annual Energy Awareness Golf Tournament, the 2014 Energy Awareness Workshop, and visits to schools and around base by Col. Conserve, an oversized mascot to remind people to conserve energy.
The installation’s success will continue in 2015 through the efforts of the dedicated military, civilians, and contractors that strive for the “Art of the Possible” results.