U.S. Army Corps of Engineers joint team wins GreenGov Presidential Award for Green Innovation

Published Sept. 13, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Sustainable Tools Integration Team Wednesday was awarded the 2016 GreenGov Presidential Award for Green Innovation at ceremonies at the White House. The joint team includes Rumanda Young and Susan Wolters from the Fort Worth District Regional Planning and Environmental Center Master Planning Section. Other members honored were from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters Master Planning; the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory; and Ecology & Environment Inc. 

The GreenGov Presidential Awards celebrate extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Barack Obama’s 2009 Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance. They honor Federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects and facilities, and agency programs that exemplify this challenge to lead by example toward a clean energy economy.  

“This award shows how Fort Worth District is leading the nation in developing Net Zero technology to help military installations reduce energy use and build a more effective fighting force for the Nation,” said Col. Calvin C. Hudson II commander, Fort Worth District. 

The joint team earlier this year won the 2016 USACE Sustainability Award for Green Innovation. 

These national awards honor the joint team and the Department of Defense 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. The tool has revolutionized the way installations can look at sustainability planning. 

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




How the Combined Tool works: Learn more about the demonstration of the Combined Tool at Fort Hood that is discussed in this video.

How the Net Zero Planner works:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2sdFPLVc5TENXyuRL4SzNw 

About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil

Jim Frisinger
819 Taylor St., Fort Worth, TX

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