Ohio National Guard Environmental Office
The Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG) is committed to environmental stewardship at all of our facilities and within our communities as a whole.
Energy consumption and natural resources conservation have a significant impact on mission sustainability and our ability to respond with ready units when called. We have worked diligently to reduce energy consumption and conserve natural resources by successfully implementing several energy reduction initiatives, spending $6.3 million on energy related capital improvement projects since 2013.
In 2016, the OHARNG will spend nearly $200k to conduct 14 Energy Audits at facilities with historically high energy usage (water, electric, gas). These audits will allow the OHARNG to develop and execute future energy saving initiatives and projects.
In addition, the OHARNG will bring a new electronic maintenance request online to capture and track energy related projects in real time. This new tool gives our agency the flexibility to redirect resources quickly and efficiently to address energy related maintenance deficiencies.
The OHARNG is also committed to the continued health and welfare of the public, our employees, and our soldiers. Our agency committed over $3 million in 2015 to reduce public and employee exposure to lead dust associated with 24 repurposed indoor firing ranges.
The repurposed ranges have been closed and are undergoing remediation to reduce lead dust levels to the current Occupational Health and Safety administration's standards. All ranges are expected to be cleared for occupation in March, 2017.
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