U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command/Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Twentynine Palms, California
In FY 2009, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms broadened its overall utility and energy management programs by investing $16.1 million in new PV applications and continued energy efficiency improvements. Energy efficiency efforts included 14 energy management control system and chilled water conservation projects, 10 interior and exterior lighting upgrade projects, and complete utility metering. These efforts saved 12.8 billion Btu in FY 2009 and reduced energy intensity more than 15% from the FY 2003 baseline. Two PV sunshade projects provide annual generation of 610 million Btu, with exploration of wind and geothermal resources underway. Four water conservation projects replaced 80,000 square feet of grass with rockscape, saving almost 2.2 million gallons of water each year. Water consumption was reduced more than 7% from the FY 2007 baseline. MCAGCC also continued its Building Energy Monitor program, assigning individuals from every directorate and tenant command to inspect their respective buildings, report problems that create inefficient operations, and educate building tenants on energy awareness.