The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) sustainability performance is evaluated against Exective Order (EO) 13514 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance), EO 13423 (Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management), 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 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, USACE is concentrating on several focus areas for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015:
- Implementing Operation Order 2014-12 and Major Subordinate Command Sustainability Investment Strategies;
- Implementing energy and water conservation measures identified by the audits;
- Implementing the USACE Non-Tactical Vehicle Fleet Management Plan;
- Issue policy on Sustainable Buildings;
- Implementing not less than $10 million in energy performance contracts in support of the President's Performance Contracting Challenge; and,
- Influencing visitors' behavior at USACE recreation facilities to reduce energy and water consumption.
The USACE June 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Plan, prepared in conjunction with the 2014 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 2014 plan, provides new information stemming from two significant Administration actions: The release of the President's Climate Action Plan in June 2013 and Executive Order 13653, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change, in November 2013.
USACE is mainstreaming climate preparedness and resilience through four strategies:
- Putting a focus on priority areas;
- Engaging in external collaboration;
- Improving our understanding of climate change impacts and vulnerabilities; and,
- Developing new policy and guidance to support adaptation implementation based on the best available and actionable science.
USACE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans
USACE Climate Change Adaptation Plan