A Record of Energy Achievement at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland
June 1, 2002
|Scene outside NAS Keflavik geothermal/electricity plant. As waste geothermal water is released onto a lava field—a pool and a major tourist attraction are formed.|
Over the past several years, the NAS leadership and personnel have met the task of energy awareness head-on. As a result, NAS Keflavik has already reduced its energy consumption almost 40 percent below the 1985 energy baseline. And with heated water and electricity from a geothermal generating station, the energy used at NAS Keflavik is environmentally friendly.
Keflavik's record of energy savings is a result of the dedication of many individuals working together as a team. Keflavik's renovation and construction projects have incorporated the latest technologies, including LED exit lights, high- and low-pressure sodium luminaires, increased insulation, and high-efficiency windows. Timed lights and motion sensors in family housing units and throughout the base add to the savings. ENERGY STAR® computers and appliances are also becoming more common.
Recently, an aggressive consolidation and demolition project helped rid the base of energy inefficient facilities. Also, a re-negotiated geothermal utility contract has resulted in significant energy and cost savings of nearly $1.7 million during FY 2001.
Projects for 2002 include completing a comprehensive building monitoring program, along with planning Earth Day activities, and developing an energy conservation demonstration program for local schools.
For more information, please contact Jeremy Freeman of NAS Keflavik at 011-354-425-4059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.