Sustainability Plan Pilot Study

Sustainability Plan Pilot Study | Honolulu, HI, US
Sustainability Plan Pilot Study | Honolulu, HI, US
Sustainability Plan Pilot Study | Honolulu, HI, US
Sustainability Plan Pilot Study | Honolulu, HI, US
US Navy, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

The purpose of this effort was to develop a sustainability plan for the study area within Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). The plan reviews the existing conditions, identifies mandates and goals JBPHH has set, and establishes action plans necessary to achieve the mandates. Sustainability is largely defined by mandates set by federal public acts and executive orders, Department of Defense (DoD) policies and Navy directives. These mandates were the focus of nine categories in the study, which were the sustainability components for this plan:

  • Energy/renewable energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Fossil fuel and alternative fuel
  • High-performance buildings
  • Health: Indoor air quality/walkability/cycling
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG): Socio-economic behavior/ carbon sequestration
  • Other components: Environmental management systems (EMSs), DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP), electronic stewardship, procurement, and community planning
  • Utility resilience and security

Along with the nine specific sustainability components there were other focus points around which sustainability solutions were crafted for each component:

  • Base organization
  • Policies and procedures
  • Process
  • Parametric net zero tools
  • Training
  • Metrics and baselines
  • Awareness
  • Budget/Funding Status
  • Current SRM/O&M FYDP Plan
  • Historic preservation
  • Measurement and verification
  • Occupant Behavior Change

A sustainability scorecard for JBPHH was developed to present a high-level assessment of the base's progress toward meeting the mandates for each sustainability component. The scorecard ratings presented a description of what is being measured, the baseline year and metric, the mandate relative to that baseline, and a rating for each sustainability component. A qualitative rating system was preferred to a quantitative system because a number value of "percent compliant" does not necessarily assist in identifying the most impact for dollar spent. The scorecard showed that over the next year the base should concentrate efforts on GHG and net zero energy.

  • Sustainable Features: Alternative Energy, Daylighting & Views, Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management Plan, Federal Energy Mandates, Measurement & Verification, Sustainability Review, Sustainability Studies, Water Reuse, Water Use Reduction
  • Professional Services: Energy Management & Conservation, Needs Assessment, Regulatory Compliance, Sustainable Design Consulting
  • Project Type: Energy Audits, Federal, Renewable Energy
  • Related Projects: Federal, Federal Energy, Renewable Energy