We all have an obligation to the environment to conserve our scarce natural resources. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Department of the Air Force’s Housing Management Office (HMO) with Congressional support, has required the Air Force to work with each privatized Family housing partner to develop procedures which provide incentives for Airmen and their Families living on base to be responsible for their energy consumption. Saving energy and our nation's precious natural resources are key elements of the program.
You can make a difference. Across the Department of Defense, energy conservation programs are underway with a goal to reduce our overall energy consumption in the United States by 20 percent; ultimately reducing our dependency on foreign energy.
The Resident Energy Conservation Program (RECP) is the Air Force and privatized partners' communications program for Airmen and their Families to gain a better understanding of the OSD and the Department of the Air Force's utility policy. This is accomplished through education about utility billing at Air Force installations as well as conservation education in the form of energy-saving tips, programs and events.
The purpose of the program is to:
- Conserve our natural resources and reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil.
- Re-invest energy savings into housing projects for improved housing renovations, community centers, playgrounds, resident activities, etc.
- Reward Airmen for their successful contribution to the conservation effort.
How it works:
- This Air Force program places the responsibility for excessive utility consumption on each resident.
- A monthly energy baseline is calculated by averaging the energy consumption of occupied “like homes” on the installation.
- The established average baseline is covered by the utility component of the service member’s basic allowance for housing (BAH). This is a rolling average which is recalculated monthly.
- This average will be used to establish that month’s actual credit or bill. Those who consume energy conservatively may earn a rebate
- Those who choose to use energy less conservatively may be billed for their “excess” consumption.
- Credits or charges will be issued upon reaching a “trigger point” of either $50 more or less than the average baseline.
- Conservice is the third‐party utility billing company for the RECP at Eielson AFB, AK. Corvias partnered with Conservice in August 2016.
- Conservice monitors electricity and natural gas usage in Eielson's family housing. The company also calculates monthly baselines, processes utility payments and issues rebates.If you have any questions, please contact your Corvias team.