Army to Expand ‘Net Zero’ Energy Program Across Entire Branch

A new U.S. Army report outlines efforts for sustainable energy practices as part of a pilot program aimed to achieve net zero energy, water and waste at military installations.

The 2012 Net Zero Pilot Installation Initiative Progress Report overviews renewable energy projects such as a 10-kilowatt wind turbine system at West Point and a photovoltaic system being installed at Fort Bliss, according to Armed With Science.

Caroline Harrover writes the branch plans to release a policy later this year that would expand the net zero program to all permanent military installations.

The report also discusses best practices for alternative water sources, xeriscaping, recycling, leak detection and purple pipe schemes.

The Army also plans to collaborate with direct reporting and command units to implement net zero energy practices across the branch.

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