Dhillon Jasleen September 6, 2006

Greening DoD is a new project headed by EPA Region 9 Waste Management Division to encourage and promote sustainability measures in the Department of Defense (DoD). The U.S. Department of Defense is one of the nations top consumers of natural resources, energy and fuels. In 2002, DoD consumed 1.8% of all U.S. transportation fuels, and in 2004 spent a total of 5 billion dollars on construction, and 74 billion dollars on procurement. The Region 9 Waste Managment Division will collaborate and coordinate with Region 9 CED, Water, Air and Superfund Divisions to promote sustainability practices and partnerships at DoD bases and facilities. Areas of focus could include but are not limited to: -green power -energy efficiency -alternative fuels, organics -construction debris recycling -green building -beneficial use of industrial byproducts -environmentally preferred purchasing, electronics -reduction of priority chemicals. Does anyone have experience working with the Department of Defense, eg. sustainability efforts greening DoD? What efforts to green the DoD are currently in place, what stage are they at, and what type of projects are there? If anyone has any information/contacts about greening the Department of Defense, please reply to this post.

Thanks.
Jasleen Dhillon

Environmental Protection Specialist
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 WST-2
Office of Strategic Planning & Partnerships
Office: (415) 972-3332
Fax: (415)947-3530