ERG Energy Team Helps Pentagon Secure Grant to Revolutionize its Energy Use

Ariel view of the Pentagon

The ERG Energy Team and the Pentagon Energy Manager recently led the Washington Headquarters Services’ (WHS’s) concept development and proposal writing efforts for the Pentagon’s energy reduction and net-zero energy project. As part of the Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) program, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) has awarded $10 million to the Pentagon. In an award ceremony on January 17, 2024, the project proposed by the Pentagon was recognized by U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and DOE FEMP Director Mary Sotos as exemplary for what is possible through the AFFECT funding program. The project involves several energy conservation measures, including installing solar photovoltaic panels, heat-recovery heat pumps, and solar water preheaters, as well as recommissioning HVAC systems. These measures aim to reduce natural gas usage, improve air quality, and increase building efficiency. The AFFECT program funds will increase the project's economic viability, which will serve as a pilot and blueprint to allow the Pentagon to implement a future larger project scope. 

Please read the press release to learn more about the AFFECT program initiatives. 

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