The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) sustainability performance is evaluated against Executive Order (EO) 13693 (Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade), the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005, the 10 USACE Sustainability Plan goals, and other relevant executive and congressional directives.
Within the 2015 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, USACE is concentrating on several focus areas for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016:
- Implementing 60 percent of audit-identified low and moderate-cost energy and water conservations measures;
- Implementing not less than $12.5 million in energy performance contracts in support of the President's Performance Contracting Challenge;
- Reducing incidence of potable water line breaks by replacing deteriorated water lines;
- Consuming 5 percent alternative fuels relative to total fuel consumption in the non-tactical vehicle fleet; and,
- Achieving compliance with sustainable acquisition requirements and increasing bio-based purchasing.
The USACE June 2015 Climate Change Adaptation Plan, prepared in conjunction with the 2015 USACE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, describes activities under way to evaluate the most significant climate change related risks to, and vulnerabilities in, agency operations and mission in both the short and long term, and outlines actions that USACE is taking to manage these risks and vulnerabilities. The 2015 plan contains an update on climate preparedness and resilience program, policies, and plans the agency has already put in place as well as information about progress on additional actions that will help the agency manage climate risks and build resilience in the short and long term.
The 2015 Adaptation Plan update reflects climate preparedness and resilience actions in the Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda and recommendations from the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force for Climate Preparedness and Resilience, released in fall 2014.
This update addresses the following priority areas:
- Modernizing USAE programs and policies to support climate-resilient investment;
- Managing USACE lands and waters for climate preparedness and resilience;
- Supporting State, local and tribal preparedness;
- Providing actionable climate information, tools, and projections; and,
- International leadership provided by USACE supporting climate preparedness.
USACE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans
USACE Climate Change Adaptation Plan