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11 a.m. to3 p.m., NEX PortHueneme. Celebratingthe newly expanded PetDepartment. Pet costume contestis at 1 p.m., with the winnerannounced at 3 p.m. Information:982-6801.
ENERGY AWARENESSGOLF TOURNAMENT:
8 a.m., Seabee Golf Course, Port Hueneme.Texas Scramble. Cost: $36.Information: 982-2842.
11 a.m. to3 p.m., Port HuenemeSeabee Chapel.Face-painting, games,costume and pumpkin-carvingcontests. Sponsored by ReligiousMinistries. Information: 982-4358.
ENERGY AWARENESS5K RUN:
11:30 a.m.,Beehive Gym, NBVCPort Hueneme. Sign-ups start at 11 a.m. Strollers,kids, pets welcome. Information:989-7378.
5:30p.m. social hour; 6:30p.m., ceremony anddinner; dancing untilmidnight. Ventura Beach Marriott.Information: 982-5217.
SCION SCARY SHOTGOLF TOURNAMENT:
10 a.m., Seabee Golf Course. Presented by DCH Scion of Oxnard. Hole-in-oneon Hole 13 results in a free 2011Scion TC. Information: 982-2620.
By Andrea Howry
Only $993,933 left to go.TheCombinedFederalCampaignkick-offsatPointMuguonThursday,Sept.30,and at Port Hueneme on Tuesday, Oct. 5,rought in $6,067, making a dent in the1 million fund-raising goal for 2010.Capt. Jim McHugh, commanding of-icer, NBVC, is chairing this year’s cam-aign,whichrunsthroughDec.17.Atthekickoffs, he praised the concept behindthe CFC.“Thisisagreatopportunitytohelpfundan organization that means something toyouandtolearnaboutotherorganizationsout there,” he told the crowd at each of the gatherings.Federal workers can choose from morethan 200 charities to help fund via allot-entsfromtheirpaychecksbeginningJan.1 or via a one-time donation.TerriBelkin,CFCdirector,said$951,000as raised by the 17,000 federal workersn Ventura, Santa Barbara and San LuisObispo counties last year, 5 percent morehan the year prior, and she’s confidentboutachievingthe$1millionmark.Thiss the seventh year she has directed theampaign, which NBVC has taken partn for more than 30 years.About 20 organizations had booths atthe Port Hueneme and Point Mugu kick-offs to introduce their services and letpeople know what they do.Each kickoff also incorporated a 5Krun, a $3 barbecue lunch put on by theFirstClassPettyOfficersAssociationandgiveaways.For more information on the CFC orto make arrangements for a donation orallotment,contactChief NavyCounselor(SW) Mario Maytorena at Mario.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 989-8728.
This year’s CFC goal a cool $1 million
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Nearly two dozen charitable organizations were on hand to explain their services duringthe Combined Federal Campaign kickoff at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, onSept. 30.
By Darrell E. Waller
Naval Facilities Engineering Command PublicAffairs
TheNavy’sEnergyConservationTech-ology Validation (TECHVAL) programinstalledmorethan50energy-saving,workstation specific lights at Building 1100aboard Naval Base Ventura County(NBVC) the week of Sept. 6.Thependantlights,deployedwithintheNAVFAC Engineering Service Center’seadquarters building, consist of a single“up” and two “down” T5 fluorescenttubes. The lights can be easily controlledby the cubicle occupant and offer fargreater illumination while using less en-ergy.“This new lighting system shows greatromiseandhasundergonerigoroustest-ing through our TECHVAL program,”saidCapt.PazB.Gomez,NavalFacilitiesEngineering Service Center commandingofficer. “The lights burn with a highercolor temperature and appear brighter tothe human eye. This enables us to dimthem to reduced levels, using less energyandsavingmoneyforthefleetandAmer-ican taxpayers.”Theuplightsarecontrolledbythefacil-ityandcanbedimmedandturnedonandoff withatimeclock.Thedownlightsarecontrolled by the individual cubicle oc-cupant, who uses a hand-held remotecontroltomeettheircomfortlevel,orturnthe lights off entirely. Each light fixture isequipped with an occupancy sensor thatturnsoff thetwodownlightswhennooneis in the cubicle.Lightsinproximitytobuildingwindowswill include daylight sensors that will au-tomatically dim the up lights during day-light hours, saving energy when not inuse.The lights replaced are four banks of lights on two circuits, governed by a timeclocktocomeondailyat6a.m.,switchingoff at 6 p.m. Each of the four individualbanks could be turned on for 30 minutesat a time. During normal work hours, alllights would be turned on, even thoughinformalsurveysshowedthat,atanytimein the regular workday, only one-third of the cubicles would be occupied. In addi-tion,employeesworkingduringoff hourswould find, at a minimum, a quarter of the lights activated. The new lights willeliminate much of that wasted energy.Previous installations of these types of lights have registered energy reductionsof up to 80 percent in similar environ-ments.
Building 1100 gets energy-saving cubicle lights
PHOTO BY DARRELL WALLER / NAVFAC ESC
More than 50 of these energy-saving workstation specific lights were recently installedat Building 1100, Naval Base VenturaCounty, Port Hueneme.