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Marine Corps Energy Initiative

 

Marine Corps Energy Initiative

Marine Corps Base Quantico

Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region
How You Can Help
Lt. Gen. Michael G. Dana - Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics
What You Can Do

The Energy Ethos is the shared vision that the efficient use of energy resources is a critical component of mission readiness. This vision supports the Marine Corps mission by ensuring energy resiliency, reducing facility operating costs, and fostering a culture of efficient energy usage throughout the Corps.

Changing the behavior and attitude toward energy efficiency across the Marine Corps is no short order. It will take a persistent effort to instill the values, common practices, planning, and end-user behavior in our Marines, civilians, and families aboard the installation. Your help and participation is critical in our mission to achieve the goals set forth in front of us.

Below are some simple ways that you can conserve energy and water in various locations. Visit the “Resources” page to download hi-resolution flyers that you can hang up or hand out.

Driving
  • Don’t let your vehicle idle.
  • Carpool whenever possible.
  • Don’t accelerate too quickly.
  • Combine errands when possible.
  • Identify times to walk, bike, or use public transit.
Barracks
  • Use window blinds and sunlight to naturally heat or cool a room.
  • Plug electronics into a power strip and power down when not in use.
  • Unplug small appliances and chargers when not in use.
  • Use small task lighting or natural light instead of large overhead lights.
  • If applicable, reduce your thermostat use by 2 or 3 degrees.
Bathroom/Shower
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Take cooler showers.
  • Report dripping faucets.
  • Don’t leave the water running when shaving or brushing teeth.
  • Turn off the lights if possible when leaving the room.
Office
  • Turn the heat or AC down or off when you leave a space.
  • Make sure windows are closed and sealed so air doesn’t leak out.
  • Turn off the lights when leaving your desk or room.
  • Shut down your computer prior to leaving work if permitted.
  • Plug electronics and accessories into a power strip and turn off at the end of the day
Family Housing
  • Use window blinds and sunlight to naturally heat or cool a room.
  • Plug electronics into a power strip and power down when not in use.
  • Unplug small appliances and chargers when not in use.
  • Reduce your thermostat use by 2 or 3 degrees.
  • Use small task lighting or natural light instead of large overhead lights.
Industrial Work
  • Close bay doors if possible when using heat or AC.
  • Turn off lights when you leave a room.
  • Don’t let vehicles idle.
  • Identify opportunities to shut down large machinery and equipment.
  • Use natural light instead of large overhead lights in warehouses.
MCBQ Energy Mission
Marine Energy Contact

Jeromy Range
Energy Manager
Public Works Branch
(703) 432-2590
jeromy.range@usmc.mil