The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) works continuously to cut energy costs and protect the environment by building energy-efficient stores, monitoring and reducing energy consumption, and recycling plastic, wood and paper products.
Our program includes energy audits, designs and retrofits; energy management training for store-level energy supervisors; improved design criteria; a Web-based energy data reporting system; and region utility efficiency task forces and partnerships with the Department of Energy.
DeCA's first "green" commissary opened at Ansbach, Germany, in February 2013 and is equipped with the newest energy-saving features. The May 2013 grand opening of the new store at Portsmouth, Va., will be the first stateside commissary with glass doors on most display cases. And at the Lackland Air Force Base Commissary (Texas), new refrigeration systems there will be first "green" system. Future energy-saving enhancements for commissaries include the installation of LED lighting in glass door display cases.
DeCA has partnered with ENERGY STAR in order to increase consumer awareness and provide ENERGY STAR approved products in Commissaries. The ENERGY STAR web site provides a wealth of information you can use to save energy, save money and help protect our environment.
Simple activities like turning off lights or adjusting thermostats can save as much as $8,000 dollars per year in an average commissary! Get the facts and take the trivia quiz.