Army Net Zero

Best Practices

Net Zero Energy

Net Zero Waste

  • Fort Carson Mattress Recycling (PDF 344 KB)

    Working with a local recycler, Fort Carson no longer sends any of its mattresses to a landfill. All mattresses are taken to the recycler at no cost, and the recycler ensures all materials are recycled, re-used, and or re-purposed.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Composting Facility (PDF 347 KB)

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is turning organic waste resources into valuable landscaping and soil amendment products.

  • Fort Polk Battery Reuse (PDF 285 KB)

    Seeing an opportunity to reduce battery expenditures, waste disposal costs and potential injury to soldiers, JRTC and Fort Polk personnel developed a program for the turn-in, testing and re-issue of these batteries.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Concrete and Asphalt Recycling Success Story (PDF 192.01 KB)

    A one-page fact sheet about concrete and asphalt recycling at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Net Zero Water

Whole Building Design Guide (WBGD) Portal

The WBDG is a Web portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective. WBDG is a collaborative effort among federal agencies, private sector companies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions.


May 24, 2013

  • Army releases 2012 Net Zero Progress Report

    The Army has released the Net Zero Pilot Installation Initiative Progress Report for 2012, containing information useful to implementing Net Zero. The Army now plans to issue a policy this year that will expand the Net Zero Initiative to all permanent Army installations.

May 1, 2013

Sep 5, 2012

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  • Army Net Zero Water Balance and Roadmap Programmatic Summary October 2013 (PDF 2.8 MB)

    As part of water portion of the net zero initiative, water balance assessments and project road maps were created for each of the eight water pilots. The water balance assessments identified each pilot's current water demand and estimated water use for each major end-use including potable and industrial, landscaping, and agricultural water applications. The project roadmaps used the water balance results to create a strategy for the pilot to meet the reduction goals and site-specific net zero water objectives. Each roadmap contains water conservation measures (WCM) and a life-cycle cost analysis for each WCM to determine the economic effectiveness of each measure, both individually and as part of bundled projects. The Army Net Zero Water Balance and Roadmap Programmatic Summary presents the results of the water balance assessments and roadmaps.

  • Army Net Zero Coloring Guide (PDF 769.47 KB)

    A two-page coloring guide for Army Net Zero developed for Earth Day, 22 April 2012. The coloring guide includes fun facts about Army energy, waste and water.

  • Army Sustainability Report 2007

    The Army's 2007 Sustainability Report marks the first time a U.S. government agency is reporting its sustainability measure using the framework and indicators established under the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This first annual sustainability report is intended to both inform and engage the Army's primary shareholders on their progress to embody the principles of sustainability.

  • Army Sustainability Report 2009

    Published May 2010, this is the second annual Army Sustainability Report (ASR), highlighting Army programs and progress in implementing sustainable practices in 2008.

  • Army Sustainability Report 2010

    Published September 2011, this is the third annual Army sustainability report, highlighting the Army's achievements in 2009. The year 2009 was a watershed year for sustainability in the Federal government with the issuance of Executive Order (EO) 13514- Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance on 5 Oct 2009.

  • Army Sustainability Report 2012

    The Army Sustainability Report 2012 describes the Army's efforts and progress in 2010 and 2011 to further integrate sustainability Army-wide.

  • Army Vision for Net Zero, October 2011 (PDF 1.52 MB)

    White Paper providing the Vision for the Army's Net Zero Installation Initiative, definitions for Net Zero Energy, Water, and Waste, identified installations, and approach.

  • DoD Energy Handbook (March 2011) (PDF 29.40 MB)

    The Department of Defense (DoD) Energy Handbook - Alternative and Renewable Energy Options for DoD Facilities and Bases (Spiral 2) is a 423-page document published March 2011 by the Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Testing Information Analysis Center (AMMTIAC), a DoD Information Analysis Center sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

  • Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols

    In April 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy published the first set of protocols for determining energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs.