מתקנים פוטו-וולטאים בבסיסי חיל האוויר. צילום: יעל ליבנת, אתר צה”ל

Also, despite the expansion of the force and the establishment of new squadrons, the power remained unchanged. So, how do they do it?

תאריך: 22/04/2012, 22:16    
מחבר: יעל ליבנת, אתר צה”ל

Tonight at 20:00, residents of Israel’s North to South, turned off the lights.
One hour and thus contributed to the struggle for the future. In the air force, too obvious throughout the year. “Blue in green” counter of the eco to be concerned
Better, more efficient and greener.

“Our goal is to lead the environment and reduce pollution as much as possible,” said the IDF site project officer, major Eitan BN, adding that “we strive to initiate
Projects and finding the right solutions to problems we deal with every day. ” Indeed, the results speak for themselves: in the past five years, a decrease of 10% in water consumption, generated as a result of streamlining and smarter.
In addition, with the expansion of the force and the establishment of new squadrons, power consumption remains unchanged.

As mentioned above, the anticipated savings of millions of dollars. And how do we do it?
In a small office at Headquarters air force managers simultaneously TENs projects which focus on efficiency savings and some are just millions of dollars and impact some colons, which together represent the future.

One of the projects in which the focus is the basic figure. Until recently, the large amount of water used by the soldiers for use in showers, relied on diesel energy which contaminated the environment. Today, in the course of operations of the conversion of the old termoilim systems to systems using heat pumps, which will lead to savings of about 70% of the total energy consumption, reducing pollution and saving of several millions of dollars over the years.

Another project inaugurated not long ago is the sewer connection of Ramon
The matte (wastewater), which runs the biological processes in order to bring sewage into irrigation and restitution for those that actually voided the groundwater pollution and the opracha.

But Ramon base is not the only basis on which the sewer was not regulated. “Today we are in the process of arranging the sewerage systems of the different bases for regional sewerage systems or decontamination of Salon regional councils,” said Maj. BN. In sites with sufficient openings are not connected to the sewage system, regional-force in a grocery store which is sewage drainage container that acts like the matte-sewage biological process and used for irrigation. Major bassoon notes that “this process will bring savings in water consumption and pollution in the ground and in the air.”

Meanwhile, several months ago over a number of projects which included, among other things, installing waterless urinals “10,000” taps every naval bases, and replacing lighting, force headquarters peptides from T-8 and T-5, which produce much more light and save electricity.

Along with projects that include modifications to existing systems in order to save, try to use force as possible in natural resources of nature, called “renewable energy”. One project covers the construction of photovoltaic PV installations on bases. This is in the cells on the roofs, which way are sunlight and generate electricity.
The Corps issued tender along with the engineering and construction division in GoC army headquarters, and were 6-3 and three air force bases. The facilities were approximately four months ago and today are in various stages of series 20 additional facilities. One of the existing ones was carried out at RAF Museum, thinking that by the glorious history of
Applied, innovative and cost-effective systems will be placed. In addition, as part of the renewed “, constructed in good wind data bases weathervanes spirit that their aim is the production of electricity from wind.

“We are trying to instill the troops the moral aspect, which we expect them to conserve and reduce energy. Soldiers must see that the slogans on green environment are insufficient, and that we really think about solutions for maximum savings and reduce pollution, “said Maj. BN, indicating that” we are working in all areas – from the water, sewers and electricity, anything that can save him from Cleveland, and it’s a trend. Once we enter the work programme we are operating at full power. It’s not about commercials and slogans, solutions when the goal is to distribute them on each and every wing and base.

Translated from Hebrew

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