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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

DOD, EPA to Collaborate on Sustainability Technologies

  • February 9, 2012
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The Defense Department formalized a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and implement technologies that will enhance the sustainability of U.S. installations throughout the world.

Under the agreement, the cutting-edge research of the two agencies will be used to develop and demonstrate tools and technologies to help DOD create sustainable and resilient military bases. Dorothy Robyn, deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment, and Paul Anastas, assistant administrator for EPA’s office of research and development, announced the memorandum of understanding Wednesday.

In addition to enabling the sharing of resources, the agreement provides an opportunity for DOD to use its military bases as test beds for innovative technologies that can then be shared more broadly in communities across the nation.

The agreement is similar to one the Army signed in November with EPA. Those two organizations will work jointly to advance the development and demonstration of new applications and technologies that can be used on installations striving toward the Army’s “Net Zero” water, waste, and energy goals.

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