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  • 1. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Sustainable Environmental Management System (SEMS) Overview USAG Fort Buchanan April 2014
  • 2. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Overview • SEMS Background – What it is – How it supports mission • SEMS Regulatory Drivers • SEMS Framework • Key Components of USAG FT Buchanan SEMS • Bottom Line
  • 3. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview 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. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview 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. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview 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. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview SEMS is USAG Fort Buchanan’s Vehicle to Reach Sustainability Goals
  • 7. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview SEMS Supports Mission • Integrates mission priorities with environmental considerations • Focuses resources towards mitigating impacts with the greatest potential to impact mission readiness • Fosters compliance and stewardship • Ensures sustainable operations • Promotes understanding and response to host community priorities • Reduces risk
  • 8. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview SEMS Regulatory Drivers • AR 200-1 Chapter 101 b: Army EMS Framework • Executive Order 13423 (24 Jan 07): Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management: Requires federal agencies to implement an EMS at all appropriate organizational 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: EMS oversight requirements measured and reported in Annual Report to Congress. • ACSIM Policy Memorandum (12 Oct 10): Environmental Management and Assessment Requirements: Stipulates additional requirements on “appropriate facilities” and establishes timelines for implementing/ completing corrective action measures.
  • 9. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview 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.
  • 10. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview 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!
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview 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.
  • 13. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview 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)
  • 14. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Environmental Policy
  • 15. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Significant 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
  • 16. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Objectives and Targets • 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 O & Ts = Sustainability Goals
  • 17. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview • 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 EMAPs and Working Groups
  • 18. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Leaders Play an Important Role • AR 200-1 requires Garrison Commanders to: – Implement and maintain a mission-focused EMS in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard – Champion the installation EMS and designate an EMS representative in the appropriate organizational planning cell; ensure all planning incorporates the requirements of the EMS • ISO 14001 requires “top management” to: – Issue environmental policy – Ensure adequate resources to maintain the EMS – Appoint a management representative, and – Review the EMS at planned intervals
  • 19. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Senior Leader Roles • Link USAG FT Buchanan SEMS goals to Strategic Plans • Seek input from the SEMS Management Representative in planning and decision-making • Support your EMAP Working Groups and ensure visibility of the member’s contribution • Identify and implement your own strategy to meet USAG Fort Buchanan SEMS goals • Convey your support of SEMS goals to your subordinates
  • 20. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Everyone’s Roles • Understand your role in SEMS • Recognize the environmental impacts of your job • Include environmental factors in all decision- making processes • Perform job in compliance with environmental laws • Help achieve objectives and targets • Follow standard operating procedures • Complete environmental training • Monitor and measure performance of activities • Evaluate compliance posture • Implement corrective actions when things go wrong
  • 21. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Management Review Data to be reviewed during annual Management Review: – Results of internal audits and evaluations of compliance – Communication from external interested parties – Environmental performance of the organization – Progress of Objectives and Targets – Status of Corrective and Preventive Action – Follow-up from previous MR – Changing circumstances – Recommendations for improvement
  • 22. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Bottom Line • SEMS is mandated by Executive Order 13423 and Army/DoD Policies. • An effective SEMS ensures employees know and follow procedures that will reduce or avoid environmental impacts. • Federal agencies expect use of an SEMS to facilitate permitting, reduce regulatory oversight costs and reduce reporting requirements. • SEMS can improve environmental performance, reduce costs, and ensure compliance with federal/state laws, Army regulations, and DoD policies.
  • 23. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview For More Information • Contact your SEMS Coordinator Francis (Pancho) Mendez DPW Environmental Division Fort Buchanan 787-707-3522
  • 24. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview AR Energy and Sustainability Overview Fort Buchanan Briefing 28 April 2014 Mr. Paul G. Wirt Team Lead & Program Manager Energy & Sustainability
  • 25. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Dash- boar d Ref # Measures Description 9thMSC 63rdRSC 81stRSC 88thRSC 99thRSC DevensRFTA ParksRFTA FortBuchanan HunterLiggett FortMcCoy ESG 1 – Promote energy conservation 1.1 BEM Appointment BEMs appointed for each Reserve Center, building, or group of buildings, as appropriate 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 75% 0% 78% 1.2 BEM Training Annual training completed by each BEM 5% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 75% 0% 6% 1.3 BEM Action Plan Annual energy conservation action plan developed for each building or center 95% 0% 19% 0% 0% 0% 0% 90% 0% 0% 1.4 BEM Inspection Checklist BEMs submit completed checklists from facility inspections according to the installation’s/RSC's/MSC's BEM program requirements 67% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% 0% 1.5 Plug Loads: Computer Shutdown Computers and monitors should be turned off each day 50% 0% 0% 100% 10% 0% 40% 90% 40% 100% 1.6 Plug Loads: Appliances & Equipment Eliminate all personal refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots and other appliances and use shared appliances provided for the facility 50% 0% 0% 25% 0% 80% 40% 90% 40% 0% 1.7 Plug Loads: Efficient Office Equipment Use only Energy Star electronic equipment, including scanners, printers, copy machines, and fax machines and ensure sleep mode settings are programmed 25% 50% 100% 100% 50% 100% 50% 100% 50% 100% 1.8 Windows/Doors Use and Maintenance Check use and condition of windows and doors in conditioned spaces 60% 50% 19% 100% 90% 50% 65% 100% 75% 100% 1.9 Entryway Heating and Cooling Do not heat or cool entryways 50% 60% 100% 50% 0% 80% 30% 100% 30% 0% 1.1 Energy Awards Nominate projects, individuals, and teams for energy awards 50% 0% 100% 50% 0% 0% 0% 75% 0% 0% 1.11 External Communications Communicate with families and members of the Reserve’s extended communities regarding energy and water conservation 50% 50% 100% 0% 0% 0% 75% 100% 60% 100% 1.12 Energy Conservation Training Provide annual energy conservation training for all installation/RSC/MSC personnel 20% 10% 100% 25% 0% 0% 0% 80% 0% 85% ESG 2 - Increase energy efficiency 2.1 Energy Checklist Use an Energy Checklist during the project design process 0% 0% 75% 100% 25% 70% 100% 60% 100% 2.2 LEED All new construction and major repair and renovation greater than $7.5M must incorporate sustainable design principles to achieve a minimum of the LEED-Silver Certification 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 2.3 Beyond ASHRAE All procurement bids and evaluations for new federal buildings must include energy efficiency specifications to achieve a minimum reduction of 40% below the ASHRAE standard 90.1 baseline 15% 25% 100% 100% 100% 30% 0% 100% 0% 100%
  • 26. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview -50.00% -40.00% -30.00% -20.00% -10.00% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% Fort Buchanan 88th 99th 63rd Fort McC PRFTA DRFTA 09th Fort HL 81st intensity mandate FY03 – FY13 Facility Energy Use per Unit Area with Correct Square Footage EnergyIntensityReductionfromFY03Baseline FY13 Intensity Reduction Goal -24% 0.00% represents no change from 2003 baseline
  • 27. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview •Awards: Association of Energy Engineers, Society of American Military Engineers, Secretary of the Army, etc. •Events: Earth Day, Energy Awareness Month, America Recycles Day •General Awareness Training •Social Outreach Tools: Website, Facebook, Blogs Army Reserve Community •Sustainability and Energy Security Council •Senior Leadership Annual Awareness Training •Senior Leader Calls •Social Outreach Tools: Website, Facebook, Blogs Senior Leaders •Building Energy Monitor Training •Monthly Energy Manager Teleconference •Annual Energy Manager Workshop •Energy and Sustainability Resource Library SharePoint (formerly housed on AKO): Templates, BMPs, Policies, etc. •Social Outreach Tools: Website, Newsletter, Facebook, Blogs Energy Managers •Written Outreach: Local Newspaper Articles, ARIMD Newsletter •Events: Earth Day, Energy Awareness Month, America Recycles Day •Community Partnerships: Event Coordination, External Publicity, etc. •Social Outreach Tools: Website, Facebook, Blogs External Community EnergyInformedCulture
  • 28. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Sustainable (Green) Procurement Overview USAG Fort Buchanan April 2014
  • 29. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Green Procurement • Showing preference for purchasing products that are: – Made with Recycled Content – Made with Biobased Products – Energy and Water Efficient – Alternative Fuels or Vehicles – Renewable Energy Sources – Sustainable Building Materials – Without Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) and Priority Chemicals – EPEAT-registered Electronic Equipment – Environmentally Preferable
  • 30. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Benefits • Required by law • Helps Fort Buchanan reach its goals • Uses products that are healthier for the workforce • Saves energy and natural resources • Promotes recycling programs and US agriculture • Reduces disposal costs and hazards • Saves money
  • 31. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Fort Buchanan’s Priorities (Significant Environmental Aspects) • Fuel Usage Reduction • Solid Waste & Recycling • Energy Conservation • Water Conservation • Pesticide Reductions • Hazardous Material Management • Hazardous Waste Management • Endangered Species & Ecological Management • Real Property, Construction & Demolition Management • Spill Prevention Management
  • 32. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Regulatory Requirements Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 Federal Acquisition Regulations Executive Orders 13423 and 13514 2002 Farm BillEnergy Policy Act 2005 DOD GP Program Policy
  • 33. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Exceptions According to regulations, procuring agencies must show procurement preferences for designated products unless the product: – Is available only at an unreasonable price – Will not meet reasonable performance standards – Is unavailable within a reasonable timeframe or at a sufficient level of competition Price Performance Availability
  • 34. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Program Management • Green procurement is managed by: – Identifying hazardous chemicals/materials purchased and used in the workplace – Substituting less hazardous or environmentally preferable products – Following mandatory preference programs: • Recycled-content • Biobased • Energy Efficient
  • 35. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview Key Personnel • Purchasing/Supply Departments • Logistics • Purchase card holders/approving officials • Contracting • Engineering
  • 36. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership Overview What Fort Buchanan is Doing • Annual Green Procurement Training • SEMS Objectives, Targets, and Action Plans • Compliance Audits • Earth Day Display
  • 37. Christine Velasquez, US Army Public Health Command, christine.m.velasquez2.civ@us.army.mil UNCLASSIFIED APR2014 SEMS Leadership OverviewQuestions Ms. Pat Rippey Waste Management Program US Army Public Health Command 410-436-5201