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December 21, 2005

Energy Saving Teams Sent to Federal Facilities in Six States

DOE deployed Energy Saving Teams to federal facilities in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oklahoma in mid-December to identify low-cost and no-cost measures to save energy and money. The energy assessments are part of DOE's "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign, which includes sending Energy Saving Teams to the 30 largest federal facilities and the top 200 energy-intensive manufacturing facilities in the United States. According to an "EERE Progress Alerts" issued in mid-December, DOE had performed energy assessments at 26 federal facilities and 5 industrial plants as of December 16th. DOE has also received 286 applications from industries representing 641 plants, and will continue accepting applications at its "Save Energy Now" Web site through January 17th. See the EERE Progress Alerts.

The latest Energy Saving Teams visited Fort Gordon, Georgia; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma; the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane, Indiana; the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB) in Dayton, Ohio; and the Romano L. Mazzoli Federal Building in Louisville, Kentucky. Fort Gordon covers 87.5 square miles and has a workforce of more than 16,600. Fort Bragg includes 5,447 buildings over more than 50 square miles. Fort Sill covers 147 square miles and houses 20,000 personnel. The NSWC Crane Division is the third largest U.S. Navy installation in the world, covering 100 square miles. Wright-Patterson AFB is the largest U.S. Air Force base in the United States, employing about 22,000 people. And the Romano L. Mazzoli Federal Building is an 11-story building with a gross area of about 473,000 square feet. See the DOE press release from December 14th and the December 19th press releases about Fort Sill and the Romano L. Mazzoli Federal Building.