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CE to receive California energy management award

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Three of Vandenberg’s energy managers from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron here were collectively selected by the Federal Energy Management Program as being the 2010 “energy champions” during the You Have the Power Campaign, which concluded in December. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Jan Kays)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Three of Vandenberg’s energy managers from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron here were collectively selected by the Federal Energy Management Program as being the 2010 “energy champions” during the You Have the Power Campaign, which concluded in December. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Jan Kays)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 30th Civil Engineer Squadron's energy management team will accept a "Flex Your Power" award in media and education at a ceremony Dec. 15 in San Francisco. 

Flex Your Power is California's statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign, awarding organizations for achievements in energy efficiency, according to their Web site, www.fypower.com. 

According to Flex Your Power, the judging process relies on the expertise of an impartial panel of energy and water-use efficiency experts, including California's top organizational directors, commission chairs, legislators, and researchers among its judges. For Vandenberg, the judges considered the facility manager training program, the base's energy management Web site, the LED light initiative, energy plan and more. 

As an award winner, the squadron will receive a plaque, as well as recognition in national magazines, newspapers and Flex Your Power's Web site. 

Even with all the upcoming recognition, the energy management team here said there is work yet to be done. 

"This award focused on our energy awareness and education efforts on the base, and these efforts will continue," said Brad King, the 30th CES energy manager. "Additionally, we are going to continue pursuing project work specifically targeting energy efficiency. This year we have several major energy conservation projects." 

These projects include a lighting retrofit project to upgrade to more efficient lighting in approximately 110 buildings, which has just begun. The 30th CES also has HVAC and energy monitoring/control work that they plan do this year, as well as using an energy metering program and some facility energy auditing programs to identify additional areas on which to focus. 

For more information on Vandenberg's energy management program, go to http://www.vandenberg.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=10328. For more information on Flex Your Power, go to http://www.fypower.org/about.