Energy Awareness Kilowatt Crackdown winner announced

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Energy Awareness Kilowatt Crackdown contest winner was announced Jan. 3 with building 383 squeaking past building 385 in an energy reduction contest hosted by the 75th Civil Engineer Squadron Energy Management Team. 

The contest kick-off began Oct. 1, garnering personnel and facility managers committed to succeed at the challenge that would run through November and December. The call to action was made for all Airmen, civilians, and contractors working in the buildings to practice energy efficient habits. 

Throughout the course of the contest, building personnel were encouraged to be mindful of their surroundings, take action, and to turn off those power consuming items that were sitting idle and not being used. Their goal was “Not waste one watt.” The challenge was educational, fun and contributed to the camaraderie with others. Most importantly the mission was not disrupted by the challenge. 

Based on the 2015 fiscal year baseline, the Hill AFB community is positively affecting the drive to reach Air Force energy goals of reducing energy per square foot by a total of 25 percent by fiscal year 2025. Though it may not seem like individual contributions do much, when hundreds of people work together for a cause their efforts can be a real needle mover. 

Energy efficient living is not a fad and will not be going away. It is now that we continue to progress in living an energy efficient life. Let’s celebrate the good choices and efforts people are making to achieve this goal and look forward to a brighter tomorrow.

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