Military

Pentagon’s Heavy Foot Traffic Still Leads to Lighter Environmental Footprint

Pentagon’s Heavy Foot Traffic Still Leads to Lighter Environmental Footprint

Pentagon staffs have taken many steps to shrink the 6.5-million-square-foot building’s environmental footprint.

‘Going Green is Not Going Soft’

‘Going Green is Not Going Soft’

After successful performance evaluations, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has officially introduced soy biobased penetrating lubricants and a spill sorbent into the federal buying system.

Soy-based Adhesive At Fort Lee Eliminates Dangerous Formaldehyde

Soy-based Adhesive At Fort Lee Eliminates Dangerous Formaldehyde

For the 20 people who work in Ft. Lee’s Building 11108, it’s comforting that the cabinets throughout the building emit no formaldehyde.

Soy-Based Spray Foam Insulation Helps with Base Greening/LEED Certification

Soy-Based Spray Foam Insulation Helps with Base Greening/LEED Certification

Fort Belvoir Army Base in Fairfax County, Virginia accomplished what no other military base in the country had achieved by mid-2010 — attain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for new construction.

Air Force Rolls Out Soy-Backed Carpet

Air Force Rolls Out Soy-Backed Carpet

The U.S. Air Force began using carpet made with soy-based backing in 2009.

Absorbent Makes Shop Clean-Up a Breeze

Absorbent Makes Shop Clean-Up a Breeze

Oil spills are a daily occurrence in the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Transportation Support maintenance shop at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Hydraulic Fluids Meet Military Standards

Hydraulic Fluids Meet Military Standards

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive RD&E Center (TARDEC) successfully completed a field demonstration of biobased hydraulic fluids for military construction equipment. 

Soy-Based Transformer Coolant Biodegrades Quickly

Soy-Based Transformer Coolant Biodegrades Quickly

Dozens of U.S. military facilities have switched to or installed new equipment that comes with a biobased transformer coolant fluid-Envirotemp® FR3®.

Soy-Based Paint Stripper Reduces Health Risks

Soy-Based Paint Stripper Reduces Health Risks

When a U.S. Navy submarine comes to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) to be renovated and updated, it gets a total overhaul inside and out right down to the smallest detail.