Given the urgency of the wars we are in, the daunting global security
environment we will inhabit for decades to come, and our country's economic
problems, we simply cannot afford to move ahead with business as usual.
—Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Facilities energy consumption represents a significant cost to the Department. The Department has steadily improved the energy profile at its installations in recent years, largely in response to statutory and regulatory goals. While continuing that very positive trend, DoD must adapt its approach to installation energy management from one that is primarily focused on compliance to one focused on long-term cost avoidance and mission assurance.
To improve DoD energy management and measure DoD's progress toward meeting its installation energy goals, real-time information on energy consumption, cost and production at various levels of aggregation is essential. BEI is facilitating a working group to:
Define standard energy management information requirements
Define a standard process to collect and manage energy information
Define the current energy management information environment
Conduct a gap analysis and recommend a strategy to implement the desired energy management information environment
The mission of the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) (ODUSD(I&E)) is to provide installation assets and services necessary to support our military forces in a cost effective, safe, sustainable, and environmentally sound manner. Energy is a critical part of the Department of Defense's (DoD's) overall strategy, and facility energy management in particular is designed to reduce costs and improve the security of the energy used on our fixed installations. Although DoD collects a large amount of energy-related data, it lacks the standardized processes and integrated systems needed to systematically track, analyze, and report facility energy and water use and related costs. Further, information regarding improvements in energy efficiency is currently managed only to the extent that it is required for external reporting. The absence of comprehensive energy use and investment data hinders the Department's ability to improve facility operations and to make informed investments in new, energy efficient technology.
As a first step to resolve these problems and to realize agency goals for facility energy management, the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) (DUSD(I&E)) convened an energy working group (EWG) to standardize the necessary information structure, utilizing existing enterprise information or standards to the extent possible. These documents present the vision for the future and the results of the group's effort.
View EEIM CRD 18 July 2012 (PDF, 4.0MB)