First Energy Conservation Award goes to ...

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  • By Jenny Gordon
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The 402nd Electronics Maintenance Group has been awarded the inaugural Team Robins Energy Conservation Award. It was given during a quarterly meeting Tuesday of the Energy Management Steering Group. 

Nominations, in what will become an annual award, began last September, and were judged on details, employee engagement, sustainability and transferability. The competition is intended to highlight organizational energy and water conservation achievements. 

The group's energy management program includes tracking energy consumption through the use of 67 data logger devices located throughout Bldg. 640 and 645. This provides a detailed view of where and how energy is consumed. Other efforts included turning off lighting and production equipment when not required for use; routine messages and reminders displayed through an extensive network of computer monitors; and dedicated personnel for managing and adjusting HVAC systems and turning off equipment loads.  

Overall savings included an average weeknight reduction of 13.88 percent from average daytime usage; 25.69 percent reduction on the average weekend; and 31.62 percent reduction on the average holiday. This resulted in 750,000 kilowatt hours in savings during the last year. 

Accepting the award was Col. Robert Neal, 402nd EMXG commander; Todd Sappe, Engineering Branch director; and Shelby Jennings, general engineer.