The Federal Facilities Council of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in partnership with the International Energy Agency EBC Program Annex 73, DOD, US Army Corps of Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air‐Conditioning Engineers and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technology Office (BTO) hosted the “Energy Planning for Resilient Military Installations” Training Workshop held in Washington, D.C. at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.) on December 5, 2017.
A recent memo from the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment dated March 31, 2016 requires that coordination effort be made to gain synergy between current energy initiatives and future planned projects to minimize energy use and maximize cost reduction, resulting in Installation Energy Plans as an integral part of the Installation Master Planning process. The DoD is also pursuing energy resilience as a priority and defines it as the ability to prepare for and recover from energy disruptions that impact mission assurance on military installations. Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 4170.11, Installation Energy Management provides a description of technologies which could support energy resilience. Energy resilience requirements are required to be incorporated into the Installation Energy Plans.
The workshop was made up of formal presentations by energy experts and complemented by moderated formal and informal discussions. It was complemented by a follow‐on symposium “Energy Planning for Resilient Communities ‐ Best practices” organized by the IEA EBC Annex 73 in partnership with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air‐Conditioning Engineers and the U.S. Department of Energy (BTO) on December 6, 2017.