HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Energy professionals from the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Utility Energy Services Contracts (UESC) program, Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other Army organizations recently to support Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) Energy Action Month event.
The team manned an exhibit at the Pentagon to provide details on available USACE and Huntsville Center energy programs.
Washington Headquarters Services is the designated service provider for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and select Department of Defense Components as well as the government agency responsible for maintaining the Pentagon facility.
Energy Action Month is a federal government-wide program that promotes sustainability and energy efficiency, while encouraging the smart use of energy, water, and transportation resources. It is celebrated in the month of October every year. This year’s Energy Action Month theme was Net Zero: A Brighter Future
The Oct. 18 event was hosted by WHS Facilities Services Directorate (FSD), Standards and Compliance Division; Engineering and Construction Division (ECD).
Aubrey Glyn, Huntsville Center UESC project manager, said since Huntsville Center is currently executing a UESC project with WHS Pentagon, one of our stakeholders in that project was also in charge of organizing the Energy Action Event, so an invitation was extended to Huntsville Center to participate.
Huntsville Center’s (UESC) program negotiates contracts with local electric, gas and water utility companies that enable the utility companies to provide federal agency customers with comprehensive energy and water efficiency improvements and demand reduction services.
Patricia Mooneyham, Huntsville Center UESC/PPA Program Manager, spearheaded Huntsville Center’s participation, working closely with HQ USACE senior leadership and Huntsville Charles Heimer, Huntsville Center Resource Energy Manager (REM), to make USACE’s participation a reality
“The goals of this event were to celebrate Energy Action Month and to highlight the ‘great work’ and ‘good news stories’ participating organizations have accomplished in past years, as well as current initiatives,” Mooneyham said.