U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gives Sustainability Award for Green Innovation to joint team

Published June 16, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Sustainable Tools Integration Team has been awarded the 2016 Sustainability Award for Green Innovation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This national award honors a joint team for developing and demonstrating new technology to help installations improve energy planning.

The team achieved a major advance in sustainability master planning by integrating two proven software analytic tools: the Net Zero Planner and the Comprehensive Asset Master Planning Solution (CAMPS) Dashboard. The team successfully demonstrated the Combined Tool at Fort Hood, Texas, and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Ford Island, Hawaii, under a Department of Defense grant.

“This award shows how our newly developed Net Zero technology can help military installations reduce energy use across the globe,” said Col. Calvin C. Hudson II, commander, Fort Worth District.

Members of the joint team were drawn from the Fort Worth District Regional Planning and Environmental Center Master Planning Section; Headquarters USACE Master Planning; the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory; and Ecology & Environment Inc.

"The NZP Tool/CAMPS integration was a very exciting and rewarding project for the entire team,” said Michael Case, ERDC program and project manager. “The really exciting part about this project was the enthusiastic buy-in by the installation team members as they worked with the Combined Tools and were able to visualize the alternative investment strategies available to them to cost-effectively meet their mission goals."

The Department of Defense asked the team to develop even more capabilities for the new tool and to request additional grants under its Environmental Security Technology Certification Program.

The Sustainability Awards Program highlights significant contributions the Corps of Engineers is making to implement energy efficiency and sustainable solutions to reduce our impacts to the environment and surrounding communities, and preserve the quality of our natural resources. The team’s winning entry will now be nominated for consideration for the 2016 Presidential GreenGov Awards.

Jim Frisinger
817-901-9644 (cell)
819 Taylor St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

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