Fort Carson hopes to reach ‘net zero’ on energy, water, waste

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Colorado's Fort Carson is working to lesson its impact on the environment. Over the next decade, the army base wants to produce as much energy it uses.
It plans to reduce waste and boost recycling, and use water more efficiently so there’s as little consumption as possible. Fort Carson is one of two army installations in the country that will try to reach “net zero” status on energy, waste, and water by 2020. Hal Alguire, Director of Public Works at Fort Carson, spoke with Colorado Public Radio’s Anna Panoka.

PHOTO: (Left to right) Vince Guthrie, Fort Carson Utilities Program manager; Cambrey Torres, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project engineer; and Hal Alguire, Fort Carson Public Works director; discuss the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design features of Fort Carson's new Wilderness Road Complex, including the use of passive solar applications. [Photo: Susan C. Galentine]