The September 4th Virginia Pilot article Green Zone states, “The U.S. Military is taking steps to curb its huge appetite for energy.”
“The environmental shift, pushed by billions of dollars in government contracts, has created a green momentum in the private sector, especially among engineers, environmental consultants, builders and architects, all looking for a piece of the pie.
‘You get with the program or you’re out,’ said Randy Boe, a federal contract manager for Damuth Trane, a private energy-management firm that helped build a huge geothermal heating-and-cooling system at Dam Neck Annex to Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach.
The government mandates, Boe said, ‘helped push this to the forefront, no doubt. Trane saw it coming – a lot of firms saw it coming – and we see it as a good, necessary thing. It’s where the world is heading.’ “