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GSA Releases FY 2015 RFI for the Green Proving Ground (GPG) Program


The General Services Administration (GSA) has released a request for information (RFI). GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program aims to drive environmental performance in federal buildings and lead market transformation through early adoption and deployment of innovative building technologies. Results from these evaluations help GSA improve building performance, decrease operational costs, and mitigate the impact of the built environment on our natural resources. Responses to the FY 2015 RFI are due by Friday, November 7, 2014.

SERDP and ESTCP PI Dr. Paul Johnson Receives 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Brown and Caldwell


Congratulations to Dr. Paul Johnson, who was awarded Brown and Caldwell’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Battelle’s Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in May. Dr. Johnson has led several SERDP and ESTCP projects addressing vapor intrusion risk assessment and remediation of dense non-aqueous phase liquid contamination.

SERDP Researcher, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Makes TIME 100 Most Influential People List


SERDP researcher, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, was named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people, a list that includes other notable names such as Jeff Bezos, David and Charles Koch, and Hillary Clinton. Dr. Hayhoe, a climate scientist from Texas Tech University, is a co-Principal Investigator (PI) on a SERDP-funded project to develop tools and supporting information needed to assess the potential impacts of climate change on DoD installations.

SERDP and ESTCP Launch Blog and Social Media


New for 2014! SERDP and ESTCP are introducing new tools to help you connect with the Programs and learn about the latest news on Environment and Energy in the Department of Defense. Beginning this week, the SERDP and ESTCP website features a blog offering regular posts from the Executive Director and five Program Managers. We are also rolling out a social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

ESTCP Solicits Environmental and Installation Energy Technology Proposals for FY 2015 Funding


ESTCP released solicitations on February 11, 2014, requesting proposals for demonstration of environmental and installation energy technologies. FY 2015 funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private organizations. The due date for all pre-proposals is Tuesday, April 1, 2014. More information about the solicitations is available at

SERDP and ESTCP Announce FY 2014 New Start Project Selections


Seventy-one SERDP and ESTCP FY 2014 new start projects have been selected for funding. A full listing of project numbers, titles, and performers is available here.

DoD Legacy Program Solicits Proposals for FY 2015 Funding


The DoD Legacy Resource Management Program has released its Request for Pre-Proposals (RFP) for FY 2015 funding. The program is seeking multi-Service, national, and regional natural and cultural resources projects that benefit or enable mission objectives. All pre-proposals are due March 21, 2014.

SERDP and ESTCP Announce 2013 Projects of the Year


Congratulations to the six SERDP and ESTCP 2013 Projects of the Year, recognized for outstanding research and technology developments that will benefit the Department of Defense (DoD). These efforts are helping DoD enhance its mission capabilities, improve its environmental performance, and reduce costs.

Latest Remediation Technology Monograph Tackles Contaminated Sediments


Processes, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, the sixth installment in a Remediation Technology Monograph Series*, serves as a reference guide to help practitioners, scientists, and engineers better understand and assess contaminated sediment sites and identify and design more efficient and effective remedial approaches. Leading experts from academia and industry contributed to this monograph, which was edited by Dr. Danny C. Reible of Texas Tech University (previously of the University of Texas at Austin).

SERDP Solicits Proposals for FY 2015 Funding


SERDP released solicitations on November 7 seeking proposals for FY 2015 funding. Funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private sector organizations to perform basic and applied research and advanced technology development. All pre-proposal submissions for the Core Solicitation are due January 9, 2014. All SEED proposals are due March 11, 2014.

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