Net Zero Pilot Program Lights the Path to Big Savings in Guam
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Case study describes how the Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) reduced lighting energy consumption by 62% for a total savings of 125,000 kWh and more than $50,000 per year by replacing over 400 fluorescent troffers with 36 W LED troffers. This project was part of the Army Reserve Net Zero Pilot Program, initiated in 2013, to reduce energy and water consumption, waste generation, and utility costs.
Guam's unusually high electricity costs, ranging from $.33 to $.50 per kWh in the past three years, made this site an exceptionally good candidate for a Net Zero Pilot site. The 9th MSC's Reserve Center in Guam received a detailed roadmap from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which recommended installing LED lighting systems that they implemented as part of the project.