Accession Number : ADA610963


Title :   Energy Behavior Change and Army Net Zero Energy; Gaps in the Army's Approach to Changing Energy Behavior


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Gibson, Russell W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a610963.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 109


Abstract : In January 2014, the United States Army enacted a policy directing all installations to implement Net Zero energy strategies by reducing energy use and producing renewable energy. The Army will accomplish energy reduction by efficiency improvements and retrofits as well as low-cost energy reduction behavior strategies. Therefore, in order to meet its goals for Net Zero energy, the Army must address energy behavior and culture change. The Army has provided general guidance to commands and installations for changing energy behavior and culture that is nested with Department of Defense (DOD) guidance. This study compares Army energy behavior and culture change effort to Army doctrine, DOD guidance, other government agencies, and civilian organizations, as well as current research in energy behavior change and energy culture. The Army generally follows a well-established process for change. However, installations are currently addressing energy behavior change with a wide array of approaches. The Army may benefit from looking more closely at its own doctrine, the DOD as well as other government agencies, and implementing a more focused, research-based approach.


Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES , *ENERGY MANAGEMENT , *WASTE MANAGEMENT , *WATER CONSERVATION , ARMY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY DOCTRINE , POLICIES , THESES


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE