Organisme: 
Federal Planning Division of the American Planning Association
Client: 
U.S. Army
Projet: 
Feasibility of Energy Crops Grown on Army Lands study

The Federal Planning Division (FPD) of the American Planning Association awarded Louis Berger and Utah State University an Outstanding Sustainable Planning, Design or Development Initiative Award for the nationwide Feasibility of Energy Crops Grown on Army Lands study. The assignment involved evaluating land use, fuel use, fuel production technology, agronomics, land management and institutional culture to identify a feasible method for the U.S. Army to realize the potential of its extensive land holdings to support sustainable energy production. The team estimates that the U.S. Army could convert a portion of its lands to farm oilseed crops to use as an alternative fuel source, which would reduce maintenance costs of the land, promote environmental sustainability and support the goal of energy independence. Estimates suggest that the method could sustainably replace as much as 400 million gallons of conventional fuel with biodiesel fuel each year.

The FPD of the American Planning Association bestows the Outstanding Sustainable Planning, Design or Development Initiative Award to a plan, project, program or building design which best exemplifies, demonstrates and promotes sustainable environmental, economic and social concepts. Sustainable development also includes providing for the environmental, social and economic security for our country as well as its people and facilities.

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