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Tracking utility cost just got easier with new website

Posted 11/23/2010   Updated 11/23/2010 Email story   Print story


by Brion Ockenfels
Tinker Public Affairs

11/23/2010 - TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.  -- The 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineer Directorate launched an informative interactive Web page to help the Tinker community reach established energy and water reduction goals.

Maj. Gen. David Gillett, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, made energy conservation a main strategic goal and breakthrough performance area in an announcement last month.

Tinker's conservation goal for energy alone is 10 percent in fiscal 2011 with a total reduction of 50 percent by 2016. Conservation goals include water usage reduction by 65 percent with a 50 percent reduction in vehicle and jet fuel usage over the next five years.

"We've set stretch goals that are challenging. If we don't meet them, it's not failure. It means we set high expectations," said Base Civil Engineer Thomas "Grif" Griffith. "Our biggest challenge over the next year is making energy conservation belong to everybody."

"Tinker's Energy Team is serious about conservation," said Britton Young, 72nd ABW/CE mechanical engineer and point of contact for Tinker's Energy Team. "The base has already made great strides toward meeting some of the goals, but we need everyone to take ownership."

The new Energy Team Web page will surprise most people with how much energy Tinker uses and how much it costs. The page also creates opportunities to get involved, ask questions and share ideas and allows base personnel to witness "to-the-minute" charges for daily utility costs.

According to Ms. Young, the Energy Team page will grow with program maturity and participation as more organizations get involved to share their successes.

Interested in viewing your installation electric bill? It's one click away.

Want to see what's going on? How much officials predict the base can save on natural gas usage and costs? Want to know what you can do to reduce consumption in your workplace, or when to expect new technologies to take hold where feasible?

It's all just one click away.

Need a quick link to AF Form 332, Base Civil Engineer Worksheet to report leaks and maintenance issue or request a switch where one could be used to reduce consumption? You'll find that on the site, too.

"Energy conservation is everyone's responsibility," Mr. Griffith said. "So, look around; try to help and pass your great ideas to the energy team at energy@tinker.af.mil."

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