U.S. Naval Weapons Station Earle Goes Green
The agreement, signed by EPA and the U.S. Navy, commits the naval facility to participate in various EPA environmental stewardship programs, and promises technical assistance and support from EPA.
“With this agreement, the Navy is doing its part to create a cleaner, healthier planet, while saving taxpayers money in the process,” said Ariel Iglesias, Deputy Director of EPA Region 2â€™s Division of Environmental Planning and Protection.
Â The naval base is setting an example by signing this first ever green agreement between EPA and the military.
Under its Memorandum of Understanding with EPA, Naval Weapons Station Earle has agreed to:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Become an EPA Energy Star partner. The base recently initiated several activities designed to track and reduce energy usage. It will aim to achieve at least a 10% reduction in building energy consumption within the next five years, and to meet LEED silver requirements in new building construction projects.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Join EPAâ€™s WasteWise program and increase solid waste recycling and the re-use of industrial materials. EPA will provide technical assistance to improve the efficiency of current recycling programs on the base.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Join EPAâ€™s National Clean Diesel Campaign and Clean Construction USA program. Through this program, Naval Weapons Station Earle will promote and implement measures to effectively reduce emissions from vehicles and other internal combustion engines used in the operation of its facilities.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Use water-saving WaterSense products, and consult with EPAâ€™s Greenscapes program to further improve its sustainable landscaping, water conservation and stormwater management programs.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Purchase environmentally preferable products to the maximum extent possible, consistent with the requirements of relevant Federal procurement programs. NWS Earle will also consider industrial material re-use for appropriate construction projects.
In addition, the base will continue to assess the feasibility of installing solar, wind and geothermal power sources for on-site renewable energy.Â
Naval Weapons Station Earle will submit a status report to EPA every six months. EPA will use this report to determine the environmental benefits associated with â€œgreenâ€ activities on the base and provide feedback on ways to improve its environmental performance.beneficial goals, campbell soup solar, energy consumption, environmental protection agency, environmental stewardship programs, epa energy, greenscapes, maximum extent, memorandum of understanding, naval weapons station, new building construction, preferable products, renewable energy, solar news, solar project, solar pv news, U.S. Navy, waste recycling
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