The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany's Energy Team was recognized on Tuesday for being at the forefront of renewable energy and getting the most out of their resources.
The Department of Navy has mandated that the base be at Net Zero by 2020, but officials say they believe they can go above and beyond and reach it by 2016, no matter what stands in their way.
"Some of those may be legal obstacles, some of those may be environmental obstacles. We want to reconcile all those things and try to get the decisions made so we can meet the Secretary of the Navy's goals," said Brigadier General Robert F. Castellvi, Commanding general, Marine Corps Installations, East/Commander, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Some of the things the base has done to bring down consumption while increasing production include capturing methane gas off a landfill to produce electricity and using the heat from the exhaust so that nothing goes to waste.