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    • Detecting Chemical Weapons with Nano-Scale Sensors August 2007 A new front in the effort to protect civilian populations has opened at MITRE's biotechnology labs: a research project in synthetic biology that aims to create sensors able to detect odorless, tasteless, colorless, but deadly, poisons in the water or air—from thousands of miles away. A relatively new discipline, "synthetic biology" combines facets of the life sciences, engineering, and computer science. For a little more than a year, researchers and lab technicians in MITRE's Emerging Technologies Office have been developing the computational tools for the design of biologic systems at the genome, protein, and system levels. Their goal is to design protein receptors that can be used to detect small molecules associated with the production of chemical weapons. Man-Made Protein Sensors The main focus of the research is the creation of a sense-and-respond system for the remote detection of chemical weapons production. The sensors are actually proteins that have had their three-dimensional shape reconfigured so that they will bind to particular molecules—in this case, those that make up poisons such as the lethal nerve gas VX. Though it is not being tested as part of this project, it is believed that the proteins can be attached to nano-scale wires about the size of an atom, which react when they bind to target chemicals, emitting an electric signal that can be seen on an electronic display anywhere in the world. The MITRE researchers' work is at the sub-cellular level and involves re-engineering and thereby redesigning the very structure of the proteins according to carefully calibrated designs based on algebraic computations. Using special software tools, the scientists work out the computations for the design, then produce and test them in MITRE's biolab. A System That Will Stay Ahead of Threats The difference between each of the designs is minute, and the permutations of the designs' dimensions are in the hundreds of billions. Given the amount of time involved in this process, which can take months, one might wonder: How will researchers stay ahead of determined criminals who can simply change the chemical weapons they use? Is It Safe? Safety is of the utmost concern in any lab—especially one dealing with experimental biology—and at MITRE it's no different. For the work discussed here, the proteins and the solutions in which they're immersed are completely harmless, and MITRE's biotechnology/nanotechnology lab is run according to stringent safety codes. The lab is operated
    • in accordance with the Center "We're creating a system, a process, that will allow us to for Disease Control's safety do this much faster." says John Dileo, a senior artificial requirements, which include: intelligence engineer and principal investigator on the limited access; trained staff project. "It's a computational design process that has the members; appropriate potential to reduce the time for creating a new protein containment equipment; and down to a day or less. So eventually, we'll be able to run established safety and faster than the bad guys. We're also developing an open- emergency procedures. An source Web service that integrates all of the tools that we Institutional Bio-Nano Safety are currently using," he says. Once the design process has Committee (IBNC) made up of been firmly established, MITRE will collaborate with outside outside experts ensures that all organizations to refine and perfect various parts of the research is conducted in a safe system. and ethical manner. Right now, the application is for water-based chemicals. This is because proteins need water to make them dissolve and grip. What's more, most of the facilities capable of producing VX have waste pools and run-off water that would contain the chemicals indicating production of the poison. "But eventually we will also be able to produce sensors that work in the air," says Dileo, suggesting that these new sensors could detect air borne poisons such as Sarin gas. Detecting Toxic Waste, Diseases, Poisons, and More What else is envisioned for the future of this research project? The design, fabrication, and testing of biologic circuits and their parts, the production of fluorescent proteins that can be used as "outputs" of biologic sensor systems, and the integration of protein and DNA elements into a single system. According to Steve Huffman, MITRE vice president and chief technology officer, synthetic biology is an important new area for the company. "In addition to addressing the important national problem of detecting chemical warfare agents that can be used as weapons, John's project is building our experience in an important emerging field," he says. "Synthetic biology is the life-sciences equivalent of computer-aided design of large-scale integrated circuits. In fact, it promises to have an even greater impact on our world." Although it was begun to aid MITRE's present sponsors, who are concerned with national security, this sense-and-respond project has several other possible applications. In addition to the detection of chemical weapons, there's the potential for detecting toxic wastes, diseases, and biological hazards of various kinds. And there may be other applications as well—perhaps as many as there are proteins to be designed. —by Faye Elkins
    • ENERGY WISE PROJECTS Waste Not, Want Not – Reusing Waste Water to Save Energy and Reduce HVAC Costs Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana – Dam Neck Annex The Challenge After the Energy Policy Act of 2005 set federal energy reduction goals, the U.S. Navy began to look for sources of renewable energy which would also allow them to reduce overall energy consumption. A command where this was of particular concern was NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex in Virginia Beach, Va., just south of Norfolk. One of the world’s largest air stations, Dam Neck is host to 12 tenant commands and home to over 5,600 instructors, students and support personnel. As a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, the population at NAS Oceana was growing rapidly. This led not only to increased energy consumption, but also to the need to renovate old structures and build new ones—while dealing with budget cuts. In an effort to find energy savings solutions that wouldn’t put too much of a financial burden on Oceana, the facilities managers explored a wide array of possibilities. One of the first ideas they considered was geothermal heating and cooling, which uses water from pipes buried several feet below ground level where the temperature is warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. But Dam Neck’s topography, covering over 1,000 acres of Atlantic coastline, marshes and sand dunes, made digging the necessary ground wells impossible. The Solution Upon further investigation, Dam Neck’s energy management team realized that they could achieve benefits of a geothermal system with a ground source heat pump (GSHP) which uses effluent—waste water—to heat and cool. In addition to reducing energy costs, the GSHP would meet the base’s security needs, was comparatively easy and cost- efficient to install, and required relatively little maintenance. In December 2006, Oceana contracted with Trane, a provider of indoor comfort systems, to install a 2,500+ ton ground source geothermal heat pump system which would re-use “grey water” – the runoff from showers, washing machines and sinks.
    • The base-wide project, which began in the second quarter of FY 2007, would create a system that relied on the runoff from the surrounding Hampton Roads Sanitary District. It would use approximately 14 million gallons of waste water a day to operate the 4,400 tons of new and replacement chillers and heat pumps. Funding & Savings After finding the energy solution, the Dam Neck team needed to find funding. The financial solution was a $33 million ESPC in partnership with a private sector energy service company (ESCO), in this case, Trane. ESPCs allow installations to pay for infrastructure improvements and energy projects with the savings that are expected to be generated by the projects over 10 to 25 years. Designed to make it easier for federal government agencies to fund construction or building upgrades, ESPCs allow federal facility managers to take on these projects with minimal up-front cost. Indeed, the savings in energy costs significantly offset the financial outlay at Dam Neck. During the 20-month construction period alone, their GSHP system reduced NAS Oceana’s energy bills by approximately $47,212. What’s more, Dam Neck is expected to continue reducing energy costs by an estimated $2.5 million annually, with an additional estimated $500,000 in operations and maintenance cost savings. Collateral Benefits In addition to reducing energy costs, the Dam Neck project provided other benefits. The GSHP system not only did away with the costs of drilling a geothermal well field, it also reduced ongoing HVAC maintenance and future replacement costs. Because the cooling units are located indoors, they aren’t exposed to the corrosive effects of the base’s oceanfront location, prolonging the life of the units. The underground piping often carries warranties of 25–50 years, and the heat pumps can last 20 years or more. Since they usually have no outdoor compressors, GSHPs are not susceptible to vandalism and the components are easily accessible. What’s more, the pump system could be installed in both new and retrofit situations. Energy Reductions According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these heat pumps can reduce energy consumption—and corresponding emissions—up to 44 percent compared to air-source pumps, and up to 72 percent compared to electric resistance heating with standard air- conditioning equipment. Overall, the benefits of installing GSHP are significant:
    • • 25 to 50 percent less electricity consumption than conventional heating or cooling systems • lower water consumption, allowing the base to achieve the water reduction goals set by Executive Order 13423 • improved humidity control, maintaining about 50 percent relative indoor humidity In addition, NAS Oceana implemented other energy conservation measures, including: • replacement of 18,000 lighting fixtures in 23 buildings with new energy efficient models • upgrade of 5,000 water fixtures in 37 buildings to help conserve water • an automation system to control the climate, lighting and energy consumption in 28 buildings The Bottom Line It was estimated that Phase 1 of the Oceana GSHP project saved 229,608 kWh/year of on-peak demand by using GSHP, instead of large chillers, upgrading lighting, and automating power controls. And because the project shut down the Dam Neck base steam plant, this significantly reduced the use of FXS and NAG consumption. Financial and Energy Savings Energy reduction of approximately 243,793 MBtu per year No initial financial outlay by the command due to the ESPC financing An estimated $3 million in energy savings per year Simple payback of 11 years Other Benefits Lower maintenance costs Less frequent replacement Reduced water consumption Enhanced security of HVAC system Flexibility and ease of installation More comfortable humidity levels Feedback According to (please provide info here to attest to the success of the project) Contact Bob Harvey Robert.t.harvey@navy.mil 757-492-8537
    • 1 - DOING MORE WITH LESS: How Government Leaders Can Meet Growing Needs with Shrinking Budgets. The work of a public official has always been tough, but it’s gotten a lot harder lately. As constituents’ needs and expectations continue to expand, tax revenues shrink and government budgets contract. Energy and health costs are rising. New regulations are requiring more sophisticated data management systems. And the need for social services is increasing. As a result, most state and local agencies are facing huge shortfalls. According to a 2008 report by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, twenty-two states are looking at record-breaking budget gaps for fiscal year 2009. California alone is expected to face a gap of $16 billion. Even less populous states such as Vermont are behind by close to $60 million. Many Pressures Create a “Perfect Storm” Nationwide, almost all local and state governments have to do more with fewer resources. And many government officials are wrestling with the need to reduce staff, shutter facilities, slash services and even shut down schools. The causes of today’s challenge are varied, including the fallout from a sluggish economy and the sub-prime mortgage debacle. In addition, there are major societal forces creating tremendous pressures that not only affect the present but will shape the future of government services: an aging workforce, increasing public scrutiny, and a demand for more online services. Going It Alone Can Be Costly No two ways about it: Short of raising taxes, government leaders have to find new ways of “doing business.” With shrinking revenues, the rising costs of energy and health care, the growing needs of an older population, and services for families displaced by foreclosures, re-evaluating your business procedures isn’t an option. It’s a necessity. Where changes can be made may be immediately apparent. But there may be potential for reducing costs, increasing productivity and streamlining operations that you’re not aware of. This is where the advice of experts in IT and business operations can be of great value. Many governments have realized that going it alone doesn’t make sense in today’s technology oriented business environment, and have sought out partners from the private sector. With the additional resources of these partnerships, governments not only gain additional expertise, but can stretch budgets farther and better meet the expectations that rise along with advances in technology.
    • 2 Meeting New Federal Government Demands In fact, technology is an area where partnerships can be the most effective and cost efficient. What’s more, technology is a tool that can be applied to a wide variety of challenges, improving compliance, controlling costs, increasing efficiency and making better investments, allowing governments to indeed “do more with less.” This is particularly true in efforts to meet the demands of the federal government for electronic health records or for the biometrics and database records necessary for ID purposes. There are many opportunities for reducing costs in ERP and other areas of Human Resources management as well. Here are a few of the areas where consultants can provide long and short term solutions: _ Application management—day-to-day maintenance and improvement of clients’ business applications such as financial and human resources processing. _ Business process services—back-office business process and transaction management. _ Systems integration and consulting—strategy development, planning, design and implementation of solutions, including income tax. _ Technology management—full IT infrastructure management services and solutions . _ Shared services, managed services—support for financial management systems and application management services, the publication and distribution of documents, and other services. Saving Money by Spending It In many cases, government agencies have actually improved their bottom lines by investing in technology partnerships. A case in point is a CGI’s government project in which the company helped a state agency implement a Medicaid claims auditing process that recouped millions of dollars. Another example of saving by spending is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s eVA electronic purchasing system, a Web-based government-to-business eProcurement solution. Prior to 2001,Virginia’s procurement activities were decentralized across more than 171 agencies and institutions such as schools, airports, and commissions. All of these organizations operated autonomously, using a variety of desktop applications, purchasing systems and manual processes. As a result, vendors doing business with the Commonwealth had to register with multiple agencies and institutions, which increased vendor prices. CGI provided a comprehensive, integrated electronic system that enabled information sharing and promoted cooperative procurement, increasing the Commonwealth’s buying power. It also eliminated the costs of supporting the multiple applications, systems and processes. Planning for Success
    • 3 Clearly, there is a lot to be gained from partnering with a business process consultant or IT specialist. But the value of the relationship is determined by your needs and the partner’s competencies. A good first step is to define your own core functions – those that fulfill your agency’s mission. Then determine the areas where collaboration can be the most effective. _ Define your important functions—These include policy development, the creation of programs for their implementation, and the standards to measure your success. In a partnership, development of the monitoring processes to evaluate your partners’ performance. _ Identify New Sources of Funding —You may need investment funding for IT architecture, infrastructure, systems and training. It may be necessary for the new partners to invest where governments are constrained by budget limitations. Once you’ve made the decision to work with a partner, it pays to keep in mind that it is value, not cost, that is most important in the selection process. Choose the most respected leader in the field, a company with a proven track record. Once you’ve done that, your efforts will be directed at making the partnership work and outcome of the project successful. Making a Partnership Work Despite the benefits of added expertise and shared resources, public/private partnerships in any area of government can be problematic for a variety of reasons. One reason some states have failed at outsourcing IT services is that they didn’t seek the preliminary support of all the stakeholders, such as legislators, unions and agencies. There are many more steps to making a partnership work. _ Support from the Top -- The leaders at the top of the agency be committed to a public/private partnership. If they are not, the rest of the organization will not support it. Form a coalition of your closest trusted advisors, then broaden your coalition to include other trusted partners. Choose them according to skills, proven track record, and leadership ability. _ Change Management – Consider the political environment, internal and external. Then develop a business vision and change management strategy. Embrace technology and pick an internal champion of change to lead the way, such as a “with it” operational executive. Identify barriers to change and address them early on in the process. _ Active Involvement –Your organization should not only monitor but actively participate in the work done by the private partner. Taking ownership of projects not only improves oversight but allows your agency to make decisions more knowledgeably. However, micro-managment and bureacratic procedures can also drag a project down.
    • 4 _ Communication -- communicate your needs and challenges clearly to the organization with which you’re partnering and to all others who are affected by the work – your staff, the public, the press, unions, vendors and others who have a stake. Keep in mind that if the partnership is not presented to the public properly, there may be misperceptions that can damage the partnership and the reputation of the agency. To be sure, none of these steps guarantees success. But with the current fiscal crunch and an unknown economic future, the only thing that is certain is that the demands for government services and the need for technologically advanced systems will continue. The only way to be sure of not falling behind is to team up with a partner who can keep you ahead. Tough times call for smart choices and strong partnerships.
    • CAASD Hub: CAASD News: Saving Lives with Improved Aircraft Wiring CAASD CAASD Domestic (FAA) CAASD MITRE CAASD Hub Home International Work Hub Resources Work Research - Aviation Home MITRE Information Federal Aviation MSR Federal Aviation & Institute Thu Jan 12, 2006 - CAASD Community In/ Emergency Preparedness Time Reporting System Performance CAASD MOIE CAASD External Web Site Search Help Infrastructure Administration Intranet Administration Web Site Out and Shared Boards Submit Query Development Goals Name Find Submit Query (authenticated with MIIEye on Results password) more Eye on Results People Stories Saving Lives with Improved Aircraft Wiring When things go wrong on older aircraft, many times it’s the electrical system that’s to blame. This discovery led the Aging Transport Systems Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ATSRAC) to focus its efforts on improving the design, installation and maintenance of aircraft wiring systems. Now, after nearly seven years of work, ATSRAC’s recommendations are about to become law. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Publication of Advisory Circulars The FAA has just informed ATSRAC Chairman, CAASD Principal Engineer Kent Hollinger, that the Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems (EAPAS) has been published as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). This means that the recommendations contained in EAPAS and published in new FAA Advisory Circulars are available for the public to comment on before they become law. The date of publication in the Federal Register was October 6th. An outstanding achievement by any standard, this notice and the impending regulations are especially significant in view of the many years of work that have gone into achieving them – and the many hundreds of lives that will be saved by them. “We’ll never know how many accidents it prevents,” said Hollinger, “but it’s something concrete that we can do to improve the safety of aviation – and we know it will make a big difference and save lives.” The 1996 White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security In fact, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that it was most likely an electrical spark which ignited flammable vapors in the fuel tank of the TWA 747 that crashed in 1996, taking 230 lives. Because of this accident, the Clinton administration established the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, which led to the formation of the Aging Systems Task Force by the ATA in 1998. From this, ATSRAC, a group of 24 aviation experts from industry and government, was formed with Kent Hollinger as the chair. As former Chief Engineer for Northwest Airlines, Hollinger was well aware of the importance of wiring to flight safety. As he points out, aircraft depend upon wiring not only for power delivery, but for other functions such as communications, navigation and flight control. Yet, despite the fact that hydraulic and pneumatic systems are frequently serviced and renewed, wiring is seldom if ever replaced during the life of an aircraft. Fixing the “Fit and Forget” Approach Realizing that wiring was considered a “fit and forget” installation, Hollinger directed the committee’s attention to the problem. As a result, the committee conducted a massive investigation of wiring on a wide variety and size of aircraft, some little more than fifteen years old. Fleet-wide inspections of cockpit, electronics and equipment bay wiring and power feeder cables, along with reviews of service history, revealed that wiring in all types of aircraft was often in bad shape – burnt, cracked, poorly insulated, and coated with flammable dust and lint. What’s more, the wiring itself was often used by maintenance crews for climbing upon and for hanging tools. As a result of the inspection effort, the aviation industry and government realized that substantive changes needed to be made. ATSRAC’s recommendations included research and development of wiring properties, changes to design, installation and maintenance practices, and improvement of testing, training and inspection procedures. Improved Training Is Priority #1 Of these recommendations, improved training for mechanics, inspectors, engineers, aircraft cleaners, flight and cabin crews as well as manufacturing personnel, was the foremost. Also recommended was training of regulatory and industry personnel who perform wire system safety assessments. After the public has had a chance to comment on the EAPAS recommendations and any issues related to these comments are worked out, the recommendations will become law. ATSRAC will then have file:///C|/Documents and Settings/Administrator/Desktop/Backup Data/Faye El...NAVfilmnoformat4/CAASDHubCAASDNewsSavingLiveswithImprovedAircraftWiring.htm (1 of 2)4/9/2009 3:37:21 PM
    • CAASD Hub: CAASD News: Saving Lives with Improved Aircraft Wiring finished its mission and be dissolved. Thereafter, aircraft wiring will be manufactured and maintained at a higher, safer level, thanks in large part to the efforts of Kent Hollinger. As Massoud Sadeghi, the FAA’s Aging Systems Program Manager, said in a congratulatory letter sent to Hollinger, “Words will not be able to express the magnitude of our appreciation for the ATSRAC assistance in identification and development of the enhancements for aircraft electrical wire interconnection systems. … without ATSRAC members and participants, under your leadership, it would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible, to achieve our goals.” That goal is to make “the safest means of transportation even safer.” Written by Faye Elkins Posted 10/18/2005 Hub Story Survey (5=best) Was this story useful? 1 2 3 4 5 Was this story interesting? 1 2 3 4 5 Submit Page Steward KM Services file:///C|/Documents and Settings/Administrator/Desktop/Backup Data/Faye El...NAVfilmnoformat4/CAASDHubCAASDNewsSavingLiveswithImprovedAircraftWiring.htm (2 of 2)4/9/2009 3:37:21 PM
    • An Old Idea Made New: Saving Energy and Cutting Costs with Daylighting Sometimes, the most obvious ideas are the best ones. A recent DoD study concluded that the most cost-effective renewable solar technology is daylighting. A good daylighting scheme can save a great deal of the energy used by electric lighting. And since electric light creates heat, there are additional savings on cooling costs as well. Daylighting can reduce lighting costs alone by 40-80% and cut combined light and energy costs even more. As a result, installing daylighting skylights and daylighting controls into offices, shops, warehouses, hangars, and gymnasiums has been cost-effective, especially in the higher electric rate areas of Southern California and Arizona. Responding to rising energy costs, several naval and marine bases have already installed daylighting schemes incorporating skylights, window upgrades, and special lighting control systems. Among them are: the Naval and Marine Corps bases in San Diego,; the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, CA; MCAGCC at 29 Palms, CA; the Marine Corps base in Hawaii; Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, CA; and the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, AZ. The Challenge: Daylighting can produce unwanted side-effects: overheating and glare in warm temperatures; unwanted coolness and drafts in cold weather. What’s more, it requires quite a few upgrades and changes to be effective: the use of specially designed lighting schemes, lighting sensors and controls, high energy light fixtures, shading, specially glazed, low emissivity (low-e) coatings on window glass; appropriate building design and siting, even appropriate landscaping. The number of changes necessary depends in part on the kid of daylighting system that is desired. There are two basic kinds: Passive Daylighting systems include specialized translucent window glazing and skylight systems, which use an engineered system of mirrors and reflective surfaces to light the work area while insulating from heat and protecting from glare. Active Daylighting systems add intelligent controls to skylights, which automatically turn electric lights on, off or adjust them to compensate for the amount of sunlight admitted. Funding: Though either of these systems can be very cost effective, the necessary modifications and installations require a sizeable investment of time and money. Every one of the bases took advantage of ESC’s and other government supported funding based on anticipated paybacks in reduced energy costs. All of the bases benefited from using an Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC). Camp Pendleton also took advantage of a Utility Energy Savings contract (UESC) and the Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) to fund their daylighting projects. At an average electrical cost of $0.13/kwh, simple payback for Camp Pendleton’s bundled energy conservation measure was 7.7 years (excluding utility grant money received).
    • In San Diego, the first daylighting project had a simple payback of 4.7 years at $0.12/KWH. The simple payback of the bundled lighting energy conservation measure was 8.5 years at an electrical rate of $.12/KWH. On average the simple payback for the installation of skylights, lighting controls, and re- configuration of electrical circuiting is approximately 8.5 years at an electrical rate of $0.12/KWH. Two examples of daylighting implementation are the marine and naval bases in San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA. In 2002, the Naval Base San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island, and Naval Amphibious Base Coronado CA installed daylighting skylights and daylighting controls in 29 buildings, with upgrades in an additional 27. Electric lights are controlled by sensors responding to daylight levels during normal work hours, though occupants have control of manual overrides to turn on lights. The lighting control system is programmed to shut off lights outside of normal work hours. Warehouses were originally constructed with skylights and high pressure 400 watt sodium light fixtures with photosensor-controlled 250 watt metal halide fixtures with ballasts that are dimmable to 50 percent. In most cases, HID light fixtures were replaced with T5 fluorescent or bi-level metal halide fixtures as part of the delivery order. Roof repair for three buildings was required to support the installation of new skylights, and was included in the delivery order. Most of the skylights are high-performance daylighting skylights. In some corrugated metal buildings, polycarbonate panels were installed as a lower-cost alternative. These buildings do not have air conditioning; so heat loss was not a factor in San Diego’s mild climate. Skylights were also installed in offices, and shading was necessary in some. At Camp Pendleton, outside of San Diego, high output, high efficiency lighting fixtures controlled by photocells turn on and off depending on the amount of ambient light entering through skylights. This system allows the lights to remain off for much of the daylight period. Two levels of zoned lighting allow for even greater control when less lighting is needed. At Camp Pendleton Marine Base, a major effort to replace old light with more energy efficient schemes included the installation of more than 1,200 skylights for natural daylighting. They replaced inefficient lighting systems with a combination of high output (HO) T-5 fluorescent lights and daylight harvesting systems to provide even, natural lighting at all hours. In the hangars, electric lights are controlled by daylight levels. In the smaller buildings, the potential savings from shutting off the installed lighting wattage didn’t justify the cost of lighting controls; so skylights were installed and occupants turn off lights when they aren’t required. Skylights with internal dimming louvers are installed in classrooms where light levels need to be lowered on occasion.
    • Since the projects begun in 2003, about 60 buildings have been outfitted with daylighting skylights, daylighting controls, and HID lighting fixture replacements were installed in 19 shop, warehouse, and physical fitness buildings. Since the project has been completed in 2006, over one million square feet of building space has been coverted to daylighting technologies. Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton CA, Daylighting skylights, lighting controls upgrades, and lighting fixture upgrades were installed in 7 hangars, 2 shops and a warehouse. At Camp Pendleton’s Marine corps Base, the integration of daylighting technologies has resulted in electric lights being rarely used during most of the day at Camp Pendleton in buildings with daylighting. Benefits: Overall, these technologies have improved light levels at facilities and provided significant energy savings to the installation, while provided valuable collateral benefits. Increase in worker comfort, and as a result, productivity Health benefits for those who work in daylight Reduction of energy costs by Energy Savings of