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DoD Programs and Implementation

DoD Programs and Implementation

DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) FY 2015

This annual update of the DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan establishes the path by which DoD will advance our mission by ensuring the longevity of critical resources; minimizing long-term costs; addressing environmental, safety, and occupational health considerations; and advancing technologies and practices that further the Department's sustainability goals. The SSPP addresses climate change, which is having an impact on national security, whether by contributing to global instability, opening passages through the Arctic, or increasing sea level and storm surge near our coastal installations. We are actively integrating climate considerations across the full spectrum of our activities to ensure a ready and capable force. Our efforts will improve the resiliency of our fixed installations and further embed sustainability considerations into the conduct of DoD business.

DoD’s SSPP comprises four objectives with eight goals and 20 sub-goals. The objectives, goals, and sub-goals are as follows:

  • Objective 1: The Continued Availability of Resources Critical to the DoD Mission is Ensured
    • Goal 1: The Use of Fossil Fuels Reduced
      • Sub-Goal 1.1 Energy Intensity of Facilities Reduced 30% from FY 2003 Levels by FY 2015 and 37.5% by FY 2020

      • Sub-Goal 1.2 By FY 2020, Produce or Procure Energy from Renewable Sources in an Amount that Represents at Least 18% of Electricity Consumed by Facilities

      • Sub-Goal 1.3 Use of Petroleum Products by Vehicle Fleets Reduced 30% from FY 2005 Levels by FY 2020

    • Goal 2: Water Resources Management Improved
      • Sub-Goal 2.1 Potable Water Consumption Intensity by Facilities Reduced 26% from FY 2007 Levels by FY 2020
      • Sub-Goal 2.2 Industrial and Irrigation Water Consumption Reduced 20% from FY 2010 Levels by FY 2020
      • Sub-Goal 2.3 All Development and Redevelopment Projects of 5,000 Square Feet or Greater Maintain Pre-Development Hydrology to the Maximum Extent Technically Feasible
  • Objective 2: DoD is a U.S. Government Leader in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    • Goal 3: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Scope 1 and 2 Sources Reduced 34% by FY 2020, Relative to FY 2008
      • ­ Sub-Goal 3.1 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Scope 1 and 2 Sources Reduced 34% from FY 2008 Levels by FY 2020
      • Sub-Goal 3.2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Scope 3 Sources Reduced from FY 2008 Levels by FY 2020
      • Sub-Goal 3.3 30% of Eligible Employees Teleworking at Least Once Per Bi-Weekly Pay Period, on a Regular, Recurring Basis by FY 2020
      • Sub-Goal 3.4 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Employee Air Travel Reduced 7% from FY 2011 Levels by FY 2020
    • Goal 4: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Scope 3 Sources Reduced 13.5% by FY 2020, Relative to FY 2008
  • Objective 3: The Ongoing Performance of DoD Assets Ensured by Minimizing Waste and Pollution
    • Goal 5: Solid Waste Minimized and Optimally Managed
      • Sub-Goal 5.1 By FY 2015, at Least 95% of DoD Employees Covered by Policies to Reduce the Use of Printing Paper
      • Sub-Goal 5.2 50% of Non-Hazardous Solid Waste Diverted from the Waste Stream by FY 2015 and Thereafter Through FY 2020
      • Sub-Goal 5.3 60% of Construction and Demolition Debris Diverted from the Waste Stream by FY 2015, and Thereafter Through FY 2020
    • Goal 6: The Use and Release of Chemicals of Environmental Concern Minimized
      • Sub-Goal 6.1 On-site Releases and Off-Site Transfers of Toxic Chemicals Reduced 15% from CY 2006 Levels by FY 2020
      • Sub-Goal 6.2 100% of DoD Personnel and Contractors Who Apply Pesticides Are Properly Certified
      • Sub-Goal 6.3 All DoD Installations Have Integrated Pest Management Plans Prepared, Reviewed, and Updated Annually by Pest Management Professionals
  • Objective 4: Continuous Improvement in the DoD Mission Achieved through Management and Practices Built on Sustainability and Community
    • Goal 7: Sustainability Practices Become the Norm
      • Sub-Goal 7.1 95% of Procurement Conducted Sustainably
      • Sub-Goal 7.2 Electronic Stewardship and Data Centers
      • Sub-Goal 7.3 15% of Existing Buildings Conform to the Guiding Principles on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings By FY 2015, and Thereafter Through FY 2020
      • Sub-Goal 7.4 All Environmental Management Systems Effectively Implemented and Maintained

Several of the SSPP objectives, goals, and sub-goals relate to sustainable procurement. For example, progress toward Goals 1 and 2 can be achieved through procurement of energy and water efficient technologies as well as biofuels. Sub-Goal 7.1, however, explicitly directs 95% of procurement to be conducted sustainably.Several of the SSPP objectives, goals, and sub-goals relate to sustainable procurement. For example, progress toward Goals 1 and 2 can be achieved through procurement of energy and water efficient technologies as well as biofuels. Sub-Goal 7.1, however, explicitly directs 95% of procurement to be conducted sustainably.

The DoD’s SSPP establishes metrics for the enumerated objectives, goals, and sub-goals. For Sub-Goal 7.1 95% of Procurement Conducted Sustainably, the SSPP sets the following metric:

The percent of contract actions (new contracts and modifications) that adhere to the principles of sustainability by containing requirements for (as relevant and where such products and services meet DoD performance requirements): energy-efficient (ENERGY STAR or Federal Energy Management Program [FEMP] designated), water-efficient, biobased, environmentally preferable, non-ozone depleting, containing recycled content, and/or are non-toxic or less-toxic alternatives. The sub-goal applies to products and services, including task and delivery orders, but excluding the acquisition of weapon systems and their components and spare parts.

The annual targets set by the SSPP for Sub-Goal 7.1 are 95% of procurement conducted sustainably from 2011 to 2020.