Fort McCoy projects reflect Energy Action Month ideals

FORT McCOY, Wis. (Oct. 27, 2015) — October is National Energy Action Month.

President Barack Obama’s 2015 proclamation for the month states, “During National Energy Action Month, we rededicate ourselves to bolstering energy efficiency, investing in innovative clean power, and working together to preserve our planet for generations to come.”

At Fort McCoy, several initiatives and projects reflect efforts at the national, Army, and Department of Defense levels.

Fort McCoy Energy Manager Michael Kelley, with the Directorate of Public Works, or DPW, said one of the biggest projects, which is nearly complete, involves renovations of the paint booth at the Installation Materiel Maintenance Activity in building 200.

“The new paint booth will contribute to energy savings during the painting process because it will greatly increase the throughput rate of equipment they’ll be able to accommodate, and we’ll be able to shut down the paint booth at building 204 completely,” Kelley said.

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