Energy Behavior Change and Army Net Zero Energy; Gaps in the Army's Approach to Changing Energy Behavior
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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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.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
- Water Pollution and Control