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36th CS promotes energy awareness

Posted 10/29/2012   Updated 10/29/2012 Email story   Print story


by Airman 1st Class Marianique Santos
36th Wing Public Affairs

10/29/2012 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- As the Air Force's cyber capabilities continue to evolve, work centers increasingly rely on electronics such as computers, printers, copy machines and more. These items tend to be left on for extended periods of time, even when not in use and ultimately wasting energy.

Since October was Energy Awareness Month, the 36th Communications Squadron took steps to further advertise energy awareness.

Energy Awareness is an initiative to promote ways to save energy and to help computer users understand that we all play a part in reducing energy consumption.

"It is important for the 36th CS to promote energy awareness because we want to improve the culture of conserving energy from a cyberspace standpoint," said Tech. Sgt. Tomeka Jackson, 36th CS plans and implementation noncommissioned officer in charge. "Preserving and implementing energy-efficient operations can increase data center capacity, save money and support the Air Force's overall environmental goals."

The 36th CS does their part as a squadron in promoting energy awareness by keeping users informed about turning off their computer monitors at the end of each day, purchasing Energy Star power-saving equipment and enabling sleep mode features. The squadron also tries to ensure that all units' electronic equipment is plugged into surge protectors to eliminate critical hardware damage.

"October is energy awareness month but conserving energy must be practiced throughout the year," said Sergeant Jackson. "This not only helps the Air Force meet goals, it also helps save taxpayer dollars."

For energy saving tips for your organization, contact the 36th CS.

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