Holloman going green
By 49th Civil Engineering Squadron , 49th Civil Engineering Squadron
/ Published April 20, 2018
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE --
Looking around, the first color one could think describes Holloman Air Force Base is brown, but it is not, and leadership is trying to change that. Going green environmentally here is not just a concept but an actual practice.
Currently, on the north area of the base, solar panels are being installed as part of a Power Purchase Agreement with El Paso Electric. Not only is the installation of this photovoltaic array a huge push towards going green, but the construction of this project is taking steps in saving the environment too.
This photovoltaic array consists of 42 acres of panels, all delivered in cardboard boxes. Luckily, here at Holloman we have our own recycling center. Per AFI 32-7042, installations with office facilities that generate 10 or more tons of corrugated cardboard must recycle this cardboard. Holloman falls into this category, which made the choice to recycle the 55,000 pounds of cardboard a no brainer. Not only does recycling cardboard reduce 500 cubic yards of waste that will be sent to the dump, but will result in $7,000 in revenue that will directly support the recycling program.
Let the first color you see be green, because Holloman is.