The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is striving to meet the sustainability targets for the federal government as described in Executive Order (EO) 13514: Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance. At the present time, USACE is not meeting these targets as indicated on its Sustainability and Energy Scorecard.
Having established the program in FY10, several years after many of the federal sustainability requirements came into existence, USACE has focused on establishing the management system to emphasize the importance of sustainability and improved performance. As with any new program, employees need time to build an understanding of the requirements in the context of their mission before they can effectively plan, budget, and implement. Despite being on a steep learning curve, by taking the time to learn and educate and put the Sustainability Management System in place, the Corps of Engineers is positioning itself for more rapid and effective progress in the future.
January 2012 OMB Scorecard on Sustainability/Energy