WORKSHOP STRUCTURE, SCOPE, AND APPROACH

This 3-day workshop, which took place November 5-7, 2012, in Washington, D.C., consisted of a series of presentations to workshop participants by invited speakers (the workshop agenda is provided in Appendix B), with each presentation followed by general discussion. Broadly, the first day was devoted to presentations on energy-reduction efforts by the Air Force and the other services, the second day to presentations on commercial industry initiatives, and the third day to discussion among all participants.

It quickly became apparent that neither the expertise represented nor the time available would permit an in-depth analysis of energy-reduction opportunities in all of the industrial processes being used at Air Force facilities, as outlined in the first paragraph of the TOR (see Box 1-1). Although some of the presentations—especially those by industry representatives—touched on energy-reduction opportunities in specific industrial operations (e.g., the painting of vehicles at General Motors), most dealt with energy-reduction initiatives, programs, information resources available, and strategies for implementing culture change with respect to how energy is used in the Air Force.



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