In conjunction with National Energy Awareness/Action Month a basewide contest identified the two oldest government refrigerators in the inventory at Hill Air Force Base.
In an AFMC Commander's Log issued in February 2012, Gen. Donald Hoffman, then-commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, challenged senior leaders to reduce legacy appliances in the workplace. Hoffman noted, "Our ultimate goal is to reduce the number of appliances in the workplace and eliminate inefficient units.
As the weather gets warmer, civil engineering (CE) crews are preparing to curtail heat in some areas of the base. CE will monitor the weather closely and make adjustments to the heating and air conditioning systems as appropriate. Monitoring and making proactive adjustments to these systems could save as much as $150,000 from the normal May utility bill.
Roy Gate morning inbound traffic: reduction from three to two inbound lanes. In an effort to reduce congestion caused by merging traffic, we will change the Roy Gate morning traffic pattern for a 30-day trial period. Beginning on Jan. 27, there will be two lanes of traffic in each direction at all times. While this effort is to ultimately improve traffic flow, please allow additional travel time as drivers adjust to the new pattern and it is determined if the new pattern is helpful.
How much electrical energy does Hill Air Force Base use on a day when few are working? History tells us that our facilities typically use about 22-24 megawatts of electricity during a holiday or enough electricity to supply 575 homes for a month. Most of the energy consumed during these periods is essential and is used to keep our work spaces safe, secure, heated, ventilated and conditioned for our return to work following the holiday.
The 75th Civil Engineer Squadron has a paving project on Wardleigh Road (Southgate Avenue to Chenault).
The Phase 2 of this effort is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 7, and continue through Nov. 1. Wardleigh Road (Southgate to Chenault) will be partially closed for extensive milling. Traffic will be reduced to one lane of traffic each way.
Motorists will not be able to make left turns due to lane restrictions; motorists will be able to make right turns.