Green Power Partnership
|U.S. Army / Fort Carson|
|Location||Fort Carson, CO|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Federal)|
|Percentage Green Power||38.9%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||No|
|Environmental Web Page|
Fort Carson, an Army post that is 27,000 soldiers strong in Colorado, is known as the "Best Hometown in the Army – Home of America's Best." Because of its accomplished track record for sustainability, the Army selected Fort Carson in 2011 as one of its two installations to achieve net zero energy, water, and waste by 2020. To achieve net zero energy, Fort Carson fosters a culture that conserves energy, finds innovative ways to implement energy saving projects, and aggressively pursues renewable energy projects. Leveraging the expertise and resources that exist throughout the federal government, the local community, and industry has been a key strategy toward Fort Carson achieving its numerous net zero successes.
The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment emphasized the Army’s commitment toward net zero energy when she said, "It's operationally necessary, it's fiscally prudent, and it's mission essential for us to make sure that we have energy security and can perform our primary mission for the United States."
Over the last 10 years Fort Carson has reduced its energy intensity from 125 kbtu/sf/year to 103 kbtu/sf/year. The Fort is currently using more than 80 million kilowatt-hours annually of qualifying green power. Fort Carson’s 30 LEED Silver buildings, 34 LEED Gold buildings and 1 Platinum building are the highest number of LEED certified facilities anywhere for a community its size.