Accession Number:

AD1100780

Title:

Optimizing the Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Contingency Base Infrastructure

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2018,26 Mar 2020

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-03-26

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

Contingency bases are often located in remote areas with limited access to established infrastructure grids. This isolation leads to standalone systems comprised of inefficient, resource-dependent infrastructure, which yields a significant logistical burden, creates negative environmental impacts, and increases costs. Planners can mitigate these negative impacts by selecting sustainable technologies. However, such alternatives often come at a higher procurement cost and mobilization requirement. Accordingly, this study aims to develop and implement a novel infrastructure sustainability assessment model capable of optimizing the trade offs between environmental and economic performance of infrastructure alternatives.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE