Top five things Airmen should know about energy

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- In a soon-to-be released video, an Air Force senior leader shared key elements of the service's efforts to change the culture of energy and give Airmen a more personal stake in energy conservation as it relates to national security.

In the video, entitled "The Five Things Every Airman Should Know About Energy," Dr. Kevin T. Geiss, deputy assistant of the Air Force for energy, suggested that Airmen have both a duty and an opportunity to make energy a consideration in their work and home environments.

The combination of individual efforts and the service's constant refinement of its technology have indicated that the Air Force is "clearly leading the way in energy conservation and efficiency," Geiss said.

"We're doing this in changing the structure of our aircraft, in changing the way we fly and in creating more efficient engines," Geiss said, adding that the Air Force has also significantly reduced its energy intensity on installations by upgrading lighting and improving insulation. "We're trying to get our Airmen to understand the importance of energy so that they can be a part of the solution as well."


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March 29, 2012