The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure's (SAF/IEE) Installation Energy Program is committed to improving Air Force resiliency, optimizing demand and assuring supply. The Program provides effective and efficient energy and water management policy and program oversight by developing and deploying policies and guidance to ensure the Air Force has energy secure power projection platforms in which to meet its missions.
Installation energy accounts for nearly 20% of the total Air Force energy consumption and includes the energy used to power all facilities located Air Force installation or enduring location, as well as fuel for the non-tactical fleet vehicles used at those locations and the energy consumed in manufacturing, maintenance, and other processes.
By looking across the Air Force enterprise for opportunities to be cost-effective and provide resilient, clean sources of energy, the Air Force will be able to balance the objectives of its energy projects and place an increased focus on meeting multiple objectives within single projects.
Learn more about the Installation Energy Program and about FY 17 activities and successes.
Water is a limited, non-substitutable resource that is vital in supporting the readiness of our airmen and installations across many mission sets, yet it is under increasing pressure. The new Air Force paradigm for water management moves away from managing water primarily with conservation targets and quality monitoring toward a risk-based approach. This will provide insights into vulnerabilities and potential impacts to mission at the installation level and enterprise-wide, empowering decision makers to invest in resilience and manage water more effectively.
Read more about the U.S. Air Force's approach to water resources management:
The Military Engineer, magazine for the Society of American Military Engineers, July-Aug 2018 issue, Volume 110, Number 715*
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October kicks off Energy Action Month (EAM). The Air Force’s EAM theme “Protect the Power” serves as a call to action for members of our Air Force community to practice energy efficient habits in their daily lives and to champion smart energy policies and procedures. Check out the Air Force Energy EAM page for downloadable materials to get you and your installation started today.
For 2018 Notes, visit the Resources Page