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 web site 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 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 www.serdp-estcp.org/Funding-Opportunities/ESTCP-Solicitations.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has released its annual Request for Information (RFI) seeking innovative, transformational green building technologies to support its Green Proving Ground (GPG) program. The GPG program leverages GSA's real estate portfolio as a test bed to evaluate the viability of emerging building technologies and practices that will improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings. The program is seeking information from industry, commercial organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. Responses to the FY 2014 RFI are due by 5:00 pm Eastern, December 9, 2013. Request for Information
Natural gas-fired electricity generators can provide energy security at domestic military installations in the event of electric grid failures, according to a recent Department of Defense (DoD) study. The study, performed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory, assessed the reliability of the natural gas supply system during power outages. It found there is minimal risk of interrupted deliveries for a moderate outage (two weeks to three months). The report identifies measures to manage the risks associated with longer outages.
A new white paper developed by SERDP identifies key policy questions that need to be addressed to ensure that climate change vulnerability and impact assessments are conducted effectively and that assessment findings are appropriately used to inform decisions. The paper draws on the work of four SERDP-funded research projects that are developing and testing information, models, and tools necessary to examine the potential climate change vulnerability of and impacts on military installations along the coast.