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 the 2019 Sustainability Report and Implementation Plan, USACE is concentrating on several focus areas for fiscal years 2020 and 2021:
- Update the USACE Sustainability Operations Order (OPORD) which is the directive issued by USACE leadership to affect the coordinated execution of the Sustainability program
- Conduct Sustainable Federal Building (SFB) assessments at Major Subordinate Command-identified priority buildings over 10,000 gross square feet (GSF)
- Finalize the master list of buildings over 10,000 GSF for prioritization of SFB assessments
- Improve and update the Sustainable Acquisition Clause Selection Tool and the Compliance Assessment Tool that facilitate the inclusion of appropriate sustainable acquisition requirements in contracts and assess contract compliance with those requirements, and conduct training sessions at targeted Districts/Centers
- 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 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
- Continue to implement non-hazardous solid waste tracking and improve capability to track construction and demolition waste over all areas of operations to include Military Programs, Civil Works, and Engineering and Construction; and
- Continue to develop the electric vehicle (EV) strategy and incorporate petroleum efficient vehicles, hybrid, and plug-in EVs into the fleet, where mission allows.
USACE Sustainability Report and Implementation Plans