U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) sustainability performance is evaluated against Executive Order 13834, Efficient Federal Operations, the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005, the seven Office of Management and Budget (OMB) scorecard goal assessment areas, and other relevant executive and congressional directives.
Within USACE's 2020 Sustainability Report and Implementation Plan, USACE is concentrating on several focus areas for FY 2021 and 2022:
- Publish updated USACE Sustainability Operations Order (OPORD), which is the directive issued by USACE leadership to affect the coordinated execution of the Sustainability program.
- Finalize the master list of buildings over 10,000 gross square footage (GSF) for prioritization of Sustainable Federal Building (SFB) assessments. Conduct SFB assessments at Major Subordinate Command (MSC)-prioritized buildings over 10,000 GSF.
- Prioritize use of cost-saving, state-of-the-art technologies (e.g., energy auditing technology) for building efficiency improvements and benchmarking.
- Execute the energy resiliency project at Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity (HECSA) through an enhanced-use lease that will provide power to the grid and sustain critical missions during extended grid outages and threats.
- Continue to focus on reducing water intensity through infrastructure improvements and water conservation measures.
- Improve and update USACE’s Sustainable Acquisition Clause Selection Tool and the Compliance Assessment Tool that facilitate the inclusion of appropriate sustainable acquisition requirements in contracts, assess contract compliance with those requirements, and conduct training sessions at targeted Districts/Centers.
USACE Sustainability Report and Implementation Plans