On March 7, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held a hearing on the military’s budget for military installations, environment, energy, and base realignment and closure programs. Deputy Defense Undersecretary Dorothy Robyn told the committee that emerging technologies will allow DoD to reduce energy demand by 50% in its existing 300,000 buildings, and reduce energy consumption from projected levels by 70% in all new buildings and installations. The DoD’s budget request seeks $32 million to use its facilities as a “distributed test bed” for demonstrating and validating technologies, and another $150 million for its energy conservation investment program.
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