US Navy’s dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) was presented with the 2014 Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Achievement Award on February 27th, 2015.
The award is the Secretary of the Navy’s way of recognizing ships who demonstrate above average conservation of fuel resources. Pacific Fleet Maintenance Officer, Rear Adm. Alma Grocki presented USS GERMANTOWN with the Gold Level award for their outstanding ability to practice fuel efficiency while still meeting all mission requirements.
Energy conservation takes a concerted effort by all hands to actively seek energy savings while dockside and underway. Recommendations are followed from the ENCON energy conservation checklist such as maintaining air conditioning boundaries and securing lights when not needed. These energy efficient standards are promoted through notes in the Plan of the Day as well as continuous leadership enforcement.
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