consumption by 35%. This translates into annual cost avoidance in FY11 estimated at $579M. While great progress has been made, the Air Force, along with the other Services, is challenged in meeting the aggressive mandates and goals. The Air Force is executing an investment strategy that combines direct appropriated funds investment along with third-party financed projects to conserve energy and water as well as increase production of renewable energy. Another initiative is significantly increased use of facility meters along with an advance meter reading IT system. While, this is mandated under EPACT 05 and EISA 07, it is also a key enabler in the Air Force energy program, helping to identify energy efficiencies and provide measurement and validation of previous efforts. The Air Force is in the early stages of establishing a “Net Zero” energy, water, and waste implementation strategy that integrates the on-going efforts in all three areas, while seeking to maximize conservation results, improve energy security, and minimize long-term environmental liabilities.

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