Comprehensive Energy and Water Master Plans

Power usage at Fort Stewart, GA
Power usage at Fort Stewart, GA
U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center
Various Army Installations, USA

HDR developed Comprehensive Energy and Water Master Plans (CEWMPs) for six installations including Forts Bliss, Rucker, Benning, Riley, Bragg and Stewart on behalf of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. CEWMPs are intended to be a road map for garrison compliance with several acts and executive orders, including the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Executive Orders 13423 and 13514, the Army Energy and Water Campaign Plan (AEWCP) of 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and ANSI/MSE 2000:2005 (A Management System for Energy). Plan targets for energy and water align with the Army's five initiatives set forth in the AEWCP:

  • Eliminate energy waste in buildings
  • Increase energy efficiency in new construction and renovations
  • Reduce dependence on fossil fuels
  • Conserve water resources
  • Improve energy security

Vision, goals, objectives and strategies developed for each installation were based on a charrette and an onsite survey of the installation. Each conservation measure, best management practice and/or policy recommendation was evaluated for effectiveness with regard to each installation's unique mission and conditions. Sustainable return on investment and other assessment tools to further select appropriate measures were also part of the process. The CEWMP project is an opportunity for installations to implement plans that meet current energy and water conservation and fleet management demands, as well as position them for continued success by recognizing and fostering their multiple functions.