Energy Audit: IMCOM Works With Garrison To Find Ways To Conserve

Article by: Karl Weisel, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office
Features SEA Associate Lyman Parkhurst

WIESBADEN, Germany – Just as individuals play a role in saving energy, organizations also have ways of better using available resources. That’s one of the reasons why the Army’s Installation Management Command regularly audits installations to see how energy use is monitored, to eliminate inefficiencies and to seek ways to reduce costs.

“We’re required to do an assessment on a yearly basis of 25 percent of our facilities,” said Ernst Kusiak, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works energy manager. “As the energy manager for the garrison, I pick the buildings to analyze — those that might have a problem, have a high consumption or may be newly constructed buildings.”

Lyman Parkhurst, an energy auditor with Sain Engineering Associates, Inc., spent a week in Wiesbaden Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, conducting an energy awareness and conservation assessment and reviewing the garrison facilities to determine ways to improve energy and water resource use.