NASWI gets rebate check for energy efficiency

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Caleb Cooper

Capt. Mike Nortier, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island commanding officer, receives a rebate check of $530,596 from Puget Sound Energy  as a result of  four years of energy conservation programs and projects that will save 1.23 million KWH per year, equivalent to 117 average homes.  Projects included changing street and parking lot lights to LED, efficiency improvements to the Fleet and Family Support Center, Fleet Readiness Center Northwest and the Central Steam Plant. The presentation was held at Admiral Nimitz Hall galley on Earth Day with multiple cleanup events to raise awareness and promote positive environmental practice. Also pictured is Chris Taylor, base Installation Energy Manager.