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  • Air Force awards $143 million energy savings contract at DoD’s largest joint base

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center Energy Directorate’s Program Development division worked together with Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, and the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy to award an energy savings performance contract valued at nearly $143 million to increase energy resiliency at the Department of Defense’s largest joint base. Ameresco, Inc. has been awarded the contract to support all areas of JBSA and provide more than $285 million in total cost savings over the 22-year financed term of the contract.
  • AFCEC attorney reflects on Boston Marathon experience

    This year, Major Andy Unsicker, Chief of the Utility Law Field Support Center, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, ran one of the nation’s most well-known marathons, the Boston Marathon, in some of the worst conditions on record. His journey to the finish line this year began long before that cold day in April.
  • AF awards first energy savings performance contract of 2018 at Hill AFB

    Recently, the Defense Logistics Agency awarded a $42 million energy savings performance contract, to be executed and maintained by Energy Systems Group, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. This represents the Air Force’s first such awarded contract of 2018.
  • AFCEC project hopes to land Airmen in 'hot water'

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is embracing innovation and a partnership with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) in an effort to bring off-the-grid electricity and hot water to Airmen in difficult deployments around the world.
  • Overcoming Alaskan-sized challenges to provide energy assurance

    Preparing for a major power outage or planning a backup generation exercise is complicated in the best conditions. Now, imagine doing it in temperatures as low as 50 degrees below zero at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska.
  • Microgrids: breaking down the buzzword

    This article, the first in a series on microgrids, will define them and their key components. Future articles will include information on the Air Force’s current microgrid projects, the Air Force’s direction for microgrids, and what they mean for installations in the future.
  • ERCIP – a tool in the energy assurance toolbox

    ERCIP is a subset of the defense-wide MILCON program that funds projects to increase resilience, save energy or water, produce energy or reduce the cost of energy for the Department of Defense and supports construction of new, high-efficiency energy systems and modernization of existing ones.
  • Civil engineers implement cybersecurity for Air Force infrastructure

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Today’s civil engineers are leading the way with cybersecurity implementation for the Air Force. From Tyndall, a team of 40 civil engineer information technology certified professionals are traveling the globe to implement the Air Force-wide Industrial Control System, or ICS, cybersecurity program. Cyber threats and
  • Energy professionals exchange ideas, information at annual event

    More than 2,600 professionals from the energy industry, including approximately 200 Air Force attendees, gathered in Tampa, Florida, Aug. 14-18 for the U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program’s 2017 Energy Exchange.
  • The ANG finds a new partner for improving energy efficiency… AFCEC

    For the first time, AFCEC is supporting an Air National Guard base in the development of a Utility Energy Service Contract.
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