Massive Energy Savings Project Underway at Coast Guard Academy

Massive Energy Savings Project Underway at Coast Guard Academy
Coast Guard Academy file photo NEW LONDON, Conn. – A comprehensive energy efficiency and infrastructure project broke ground Nov. 20 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The project will bring $39 million in capital improvements to the Academy, reduce overall energy consumption by 48 percent and save the Academy more than $2 million in annual energy costs. Funded through energy cost savings, the project...

Coast Guard Station Provincetown green initiatives cut costs and help the environment

By Petty Officer First Class Matthew Belson When Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Paul Wells took command of Station Provincetown, Mass., in October 2009 one of the first orders he gave to the crew was to “shut the lights off” at night. Wells was determined to reduce the energy consumption and associated costs of the station located at the very tip of Cape Cod in addition to keeping the life saving...

Efficiency team “saves” Coast Guard units throughout Hawaii

Story by Seaman Stanley Guzman, Air Station Barbers Point Coast Guard units throughout Hawaii are taking proactive measures to reduce energy costs and consumption. The Coast Guard understands that inefficiency takes money away from missions and the tax payers’ dollars. With this understanding in mind, 11 civilian and military technicians from Base Support Unit (BSU), Honolulu formed the Sustainability...