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SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
SEMS Earth Day 2014
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  • 1. Sustainable Fort Buchanan Earth Day 2014
  • 2. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability and Environmental Management System (SEMS)
  • 3. What is SEMS? “SEMS is a mission enabler, designed to identify, manage, reduce, and eliminate risks to the environment and organization while advancing sustainability efforts.” Anibal Negron DPW Environmental Division Chief
  • 4. SEMS Further Defined • SEMS is a well-defined management structure designed to address the impacts of an organization’s activities, products, and services on the environment. • It helps protect the long-term viability of the mission based on current actions and impacts. • SEMS incorporates environmental considerations into day-to-day operations throughout the organization and is designed to promote continual improvement.
  • 5. USAG Fort Buchanan SEMS • Integrates goals and elements of the Army Sustainability Campaign Plan, IMCOM Campaign Plan, Army Energy Strategy for Installations, and the Army Energy and Water Campaign Plan
  • 6. SEMS is USAG Fort Buchanan’s Vehicle to Reach Sustainability Goals
  • 7. SEMS Regulatory Drivers • Executive Order 13423 (24 Jan 07): Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management – Requires federal agencies to implement an EMS at appropriate levels • DoD Instruction (DoDI) 4715.17 (15 Apr 09): Environmental Management Systems – Requires EMS to be integrated into the mission and activities of DoD organizations to enhance operational mission performance • DUSD (ESOH) Policy Memorandum (14 Jul 09): DoD EMS Metrics – Established metrics and reporting in Annual Report to Congress • ACSIM Policy Memorandum (12 Oct 10): Environmental Management and Assessment Requirements – Establishes requirements and timelines for implementing/completing corrective action measures
  • 8. USAG Fort Buchanan SEMS Goals 1. To establish the Army Strategy for the environment “Army Sustainability”. 2. Fort Buchanan commitment to demonstrate leadership in environmental management by integrating environmental accountability into agency day-to-day decision-making and long-term planning processes, across all missions, activities, and functions. 3. Installation commitment to sustain mission readiness while conducting operations that are safe and environmentally acceptable. 4. Maintain a standardized Installation system that promotes continual improvement processes (Plan, Do, Check, Act) as shown in the ACOE Package.
  • 9. SEMS Framework • Based on “Plan, Do, Check, Act” approach and ISO 14001 model which focus on continual improvement USAG Fort Buchanan ISO 14001 conformant since 2009!
  • 10. Continual Improvement Process Environmental Policy Top management’s commitment to: •Regulatory compliance •Pollution Prevention •Continual Improvement Planning •Identify aspects and legal requirements •Set objectives and targets •Create environmental management programs Implementation and Operation •Define organizational roles and responsibilities •Identify training needs, conduct training and demonstrate competence •Establish communication procedures •Document EMS through policies, plans and procedures •Establish document control •Establish operational control procedures •Implement emergency preparedness and response Checking and Corrective Action •Monitor and measure environmental performance •Perform evaluations of compliance •Establish nonconformance and corrective and preventive action system •Keep appropriate records and control •Conduct internal audits of EMS Management Review •Review environmental performance •Review EMS performance •Review policy, priorities and objectives •Allocate appropriate resources ISO 14001 Model PLAN CHECK ACT DO
  • 11. USAG Fort Buchanan SEMS Scope The scope of the SEMS applies to all civilian, military, contract and dependent personnel working for, or on behalf of the USAG Fort Buchanan activities, facilities, and tenant organizations.
  • 12. USAG Fort Buchanan Environmental Policy “The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Buchanan is committed to protecting its natural, cultural and human resources, promoting pollution prevention through the continual improvement of environmental technologies, implementing energy and water efficient controls and complying with applicable laws, regulations and Executive Orders.” * Fort Buchanan’s Policy Memorandum 23 (signed 07 Feb 2013)
  • 13. USAG Fort Buchanan Environmental Policy * Fort Buchanan’s Policy Memorandum 23 (signed 07 Feb 2013)
  • 14. USAG Fort Buchanan Significant Environmental Aspects • Vehicular Consumption of Fuel • Solid Waste Management & Recycling • Energy Consumption • Water Consumption • Pesticide/Herbicide Usage • Hazardous Material Management • Hazardous Waste Management • Endangered Species Habitat Management • Real Property Management • Storage, Transfer &/or Release of POL
  • 15. • Reduce gasoline/diesel fuel usage by GSA fleet vehicles/light duty vehicles • Reduce 50% of generated solid waste (SW) • Reduce energy consumption through energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions • Reduce water consumption and loss • Reduce usage and application of toxic pesticides and herbicides • Reduce purchase, usage, and disposal of hazardous materials (HM) • Reduce hazardous waste (HW) generation rate • Protect endangered species habitat areas • Conduct property transactions (construction, demolition and renovation projects) that include NEPA and environmental considerations from project inception • Manage POL to minimize releases to the environment as a result of spills and/or accidents USAG Fort Buchanan Objectives and Targets (O & Ts) O & Ts = Sustainability Goals
  • 16. • Environmental Management Action Plans (EMAPs) address the installation’s O & Ts. – Outline specific tasks – Designate responsibility – Provide the means and timeframes • EMAP Working Groups – Land and Resource Conservation – Installation Readiness – Sustainable Management – Pollution Control USAG Fort Buchanan EMAPs and Working Groups
  • 17. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts)
  • 18. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts) • Reduce Fuel Usage by GSA vehicles/light- duty vehicles – Acquire the acquisition of hybrid vehicles (5%) by 2015 – Decrease fuel consumption by 30% by 2020 (or 2% annually)
  • 19. Vehicle Substitution Plan 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 2011 2012 2013* 5 19 4 vehicleamounts LEV / Hybrid vehicles Fort Buchanan LGHG vehicles Fort Buchanan Flx E85 vehicles Fort Buchanan
  • 20. Fuel Consumption 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 2010 2011 2012 2013 19634 GSA Fort Buchanan GSA Fort Buchanan Average Fleet Fuel Consumption GallonsofFuel Fort Buchanan Fleet Fuel Consumption reduced by 2% from previous FY12.
  • 21. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts) • Reduce 50% of Generated Solid Waste by FY15 – Increase amount of items recycled – Increase diversion of solid waste from construction/demolition or renovation projects – Increase awareness and implementation of recycling program island wide
  • 22. Initiatives Implemented: 1. A waste stream identification plastic bag color coding plan has been established with the Maintenance Contractor since October 2012. 2. Regular waste is disposed in black bags, recyclables are collected in white or clear bags. 3. Segregated Recyclables are to be disposed at the marked green dumpsters.2011 2012 2013 The Army required Solid Waste Diversion Rate is 50%. Fort Buchanan's rate is at a 69%.69.56 0.00 10.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 80.00 90.00 WasteDiversionRatePercentage Fiscal Year Solid Waste Diversion
  • 23. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts) • Reduce Energy Consumption through Energy Efficiency and Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Reduce energy intensity by 30% by FY 2015 (or 3% annually) – Increase renewable energy generation
  • 24. USAG Fort Buchanan Energy Savings Performance Contract • ESPC awarded Dec 2011 (ESPC Project 1 near completion; ESPC Project 2 well underway) • ESPC partnership supports: – Mandated Energy & Water Reduction Goals – Net-Zero Water Goal Initiatives – IMCOM Campaign Plan (LOE 6) – Emissions Reduction Goals – Reduction of O&M Costs – Improved Infrastructure US Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Center
  • 25. USAG Fort Buchanan Energy Conservation Measures ESPC Projects 1 and 2 • Army Metering Data Management System (MDMS) installed • Air cooled chiller replacement • Street lighting upgrades to LED • Roof-mounted photovoltaic solar energy panels installed at Bldg 606 and 689 • Interior lighting upgrades and occupancy sensors installed • HVAC and Split AC systems retrofit • Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS) • Wind Turbines installed
  • 26. USAG Fort Buchanan Energy Conservation Measures • Energy Management and Control System – Designed to coordinate, regulate and manage installation building systems – Incorporates HVAC equipment, building metering data and renewable energy metering data
  • 27. USAG Fort Buchanan Renewable Energy Projects • Wind Powered Generation – Installation of three (3) 275 kw turbines • Solar Photovoltaic Panels – Roof, ground and parking canopy mounted – 21,824 panels installed • Solar Thermal Heating Systems Maximum production of all renewable energy through ESPC = 6.8 MW
  • 28. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts) • Reduce Water Consumption/Water Loss – Reduce intensity by 16% by end of FY15 – Implement Best Management Practices – Conduct continuous monitoring of PRASA meters to accurately quantify water consumption
  • 29. USAG Fort Buchanan Water Conservation Project • Goal: Meet Net Zero Water Goal of 60% Reduction • Water Reduction Strategy developed • Water Conservation Measures include: – Water distribution leak survey – Advanced water metering – Water harvesting and reuse – Re-commission inoperable wells – Installation of Irrigation Well at Golf Course Net Zero is the natural progression of environmental responsibility and sustainability.
  • 30. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts) • Reduce Purchase/Usage and Disposal of Hazardous Materials – Increase Number of Green Products – Reduce unauthorized purchases of Hazardous Material – Implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) for material management – Mandatory training for Government Credit Card Holders
  • 31. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts) • Reduce Hazardous Waste Generation Rate – Substitute “Green Products” where possible. – Upcoming project: Retrograde planned for drinking water system that includes replacement of chlorine gas with safer (greener) calcium hypochlorite pellets. – Completed project: All fluorescent lamps replaced with light-emitting diodes (LED) lighting as part of ESPC project. De-lamping controls were implemented to reuse/recycle lamps instead of disposal.
  • 32. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts) • Maintain Endangered Species Habitat Areas – Restrict and preserve Northern/Southern forested areas Puerto Rican Boa Palo de Rosa
  • 33. USAG Fort Buchanan Urban Reforestation Plan • Reforestation Plan developed to mitigate impacts from ESPC initiatives. – Fifty (50) trees removed and approximately 4 ½ acres of open fields impacted • Goal of Plan: Maintain an appealing landscape that is ecologically functional and pleasant to the eye. • Plan provides opportunities to restore seven (7) acres of land and plant over 1,480 native plants. Equivalent to planting 30 trees per every tree lost to ESPC.
  • 34. USAG Fort Buchanan Reforestation Plan Initiatives • Continue Palo de Rosa augmentation. • Forested wetland and Pterocarpus officinalle forest (USFWS recommendation). • Plant trees along street side walks. • Pterocarpus Restoration Project. • Develop Thematic Garden at Area 200 along “El Toro Creek” that consists of Native Palm, Butterfly, Tropical fruit and Endangered Species gardens. • Comply with Noxious Weed Act by eradicating listed species at schools and replacing with native species.
  • 35. USAG Fort Buchanan Reforestation Project with Boy Scouts • South Gate Area (30 Mar 2014) – Juana Diaz Troop No. 295 was welcomed by DPW-Environmental and provided awareness USAG FT Buchanan’s Environmental Program, Urban Reforestation Techniques, and Endangered Species. – Access to the Cabana Water Spout Facility was provided by MWR in support of the troop’s visit. – In exchange, the troop took their “boot-print” challenge and planted (70) endemic/native trees in the in support of the installation’s reforestation program.
  • 36. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts) • Conduct property transactions (construction, demolition and renovation projects) that include NEPA and environmental considerations from project inception. – Zero construction contracts awarded without environmental input.
  • 37. Best Sustainable Practices DPW Building • Construction of new DPW building incorporates the following sustainable design features: – Renewable Energy Producing System offsets 30% of building energy demand by an array of ground-mounted photovoltaic panels – Water harvesting system – Sensor controlled fixtures – Ultra low flow urinals/toilets – Reflective roofing – High efficiency windows with integrated Bahama shutters – LED street-parking lighting system
  • 38. Best Sustainable Practices DPW Supply Room – Building 37 • DPW Supply Store Room is an example of the many steam-lined processes being implemented at USAG FT Buchanan. This modern facility utilizes: – Efficient lighting and ventilation systems – Runs on 30% renewable power energy – At 4,221 sq. feet, the building is less than half the space used in older facilities and is still capable of storing and providing all materials necessary to support installation operations.
  • 39. USAG Fort Buchanan Sustainability Goals (O&Ts) • Manage POL to Minimize Releases to the Environment – Reduce spills by 5% annually – Zero release of POL to environment on “Mondays Campaign” – Implement improved oil management technologies to avoid potential spills GOAL: ZERO Releases to Environment
  • 40. SEMS Cycle of Continual Improvement USAG Fort Buchanan  Monitors and measures its progress with meeting its established O & Ts.  Maintains a positive compliance posture through regular checks and balances (internal/external compliance audits).  Implements corrective action as needed.  Senior Leaders review the SEMS annually to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness.
  • 41. What Can I Do ? (Earth Day and Every Day!)  Buy “green” whenever possible (items that are biobased, energy efficient, or made from recycled products)  Recycle and reduce waste  Save packaging materials for reuse  Conserve water by turning off faucets, fixing drips and leaks, and reusing water  Print only what you need, and print double-sided  Turn off lights and equipment when not needed  Activate all energy-saving features on computers, printers, copiers and faxes
  • 42. Sustainable Fort Buchanan For more Information, call the Fort Buchanan Environmental Office at 787-707-3522

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