Revised handbook for promoting behavior-based energy efficiency in military housing (1st ed.).
McMakin, A., Lundgren, R., & Elizabeth L. Malone. (2000). Revised handbook for promoting behavior-based energy efficiency in military housing (1st ed.). Richland, Washington: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, for the US Department of Energy. Retrieved from http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/military_hndbk_complete.pdf
AbstractThe mission of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is to reduce the cost of government by advancing energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of solar and other renewable technologies. This is accomplished by creating partnerships, leveraging resources, transferring technology, and providing training and technical guidance and assistance to agencies. These activities support requirements stated in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and goals established in the June 1999 Executive Order 13123.
To bolster energy awareness across the federal government, FEMP launched a communications campaign entitled “You Have the Power” in 1997. This campaign assists federal energy managers by spreading the word about energy-efficient practices and products, as well as facilitating partnerships with energy-related organizations in the private sector. The campaign is intended to instill energy efficiency as a basic value among federal workers and the public.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) supports the FEMP mission in all activity areas, including the “You Have the Power” campaign. Specifically, PNNL is working with FEMP to develop methods for promoting energy efficiency in federal facilities. In doing so, the cost of government can be further decreased.
This handbook suggests ways federal energy managers can take the “You Have the Power” campaign one step further: to develop site-specific activities that encourage residents of military family housing to use energy more efficiently. The approach and examples provided in the handbook are based on two campaigns conducted for FEMP—one at the Fort Lewis Army Installation in Washington State and the other at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona. This revised handbook reflects insights from the final energy data and resident survey results from the two campaigns.