Installation-Wide Sustainability Plan

Installation-Wide Sustainability Plan, USMC | Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,
Installation-Wide Sustainability Plan, USMC | Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan
U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni is home to more than 8,000 military and civilian employees and family members. With nearly 1,000 structures and 5.25 million gross square feet of facilities, this important United States military base in Japan hired us to help with a baseline energy assessment that formed the foundation for an installation-wide sustainability plan. With plans to expand MCAS Iwakuni, base leadership wanted to take action to ensure that base operations were as cost-effective, sustainable and efficient as possible.

Working with our team of experts in energy conservation, military planning and economic analysis, MCAS Iwakuni has established a performance baseline and outlined specific steps to enhance the sustainability of the installation over a period of five years. The installation will carefully balance activities and plans related to the reduction of its ecological footprint (Environmental Strategies), enhancement to the quality of life (Community Strategies) and careful investment of financial resources (Economic Strategies). We helped the installation assess its current status using metrics to measure energy and water use and compared MCAS Iwakuni usage levels to federal mandates to increase energy efficiency at all levels.