Energy security and sustainability can go hand-in-hand. When government buildings require retrofits, upgrades or new construction, measures can be taken to increase energy security and very often energy efficiency simultaneously.
One example is incorporating a micro grid into the design of a new or upgraded facility. Security at critically important installations can be bolstered by providing the option of independent power generation during emergencies or large-scale blackouts that impact the public power grid. Such self sufficiency has the added benefit of increasing efficiency, particularly when power sources like wind and solar are incorporated into daily operations.
These free training sessions are offered to federal energy, environmental and fleet professionals and cover topics including smart grids, micro grids, emergency planning and best practices.