U.S. Navy Behavioral Energy Use Study
This nine month study, carried out by the Energy & Environmental Security Policy program at NDU, is set to examine behavioral energy use at two domestic U.S. Navy installations. Designed as a test to determine where energy efficiency behavior can be increased and consumption behavior decreased, this project is intended to lead to service-wide reductions in domestic base energy consumption and offer lessons which can then be applied to energy reduction efforts across the military as a whole.
There are three main focuses in this study: first, to design a campaign to reduce energy consumption on bases, second, to study which aspects of the campaign work and which do not, and third, to take that knowledge and work with policymakers to bring about tangible changes.
U.S. Northern Command and JCTD SPIDERS
This JCTD’s mission is to reduce the “unacceptably high risk” of extended electrical grid outages for military assets in the United States by developing the capability to “island” installations while maintaining operational surety and security. To that end, it is necessary to seek the best technical and operational concept solutions from the Department of Defense, industry, and academia. The Energy & Environmental Security Policy program is providing the support effort in identifying the “human behavior” aspects that are missing in this effort while also providing solutions and recommendations.
Sustainable Technologies, Accelerated Research – Transformative Innovation for Development & Emergency Support is a research project coordinated by the Center for Technical National Security Policy (CTNSP) at the National Defense University dedicated to open-source knowledge sharing to promote sustainable support to populations under severe stress – post-war, post-disaster, or impoverished, in foreign and domestic contexts, for short-term or long-term operations. The project provides reach-back “knowledge on demand” to decision-makers and those working in the field.
The Energy & Environmental Security Policy program is a collaborator with CTNSP in studying the energy and environmental efforts involving the human/social system networking and human-system interoperability of sharing energy/environmental information across disparate cultural sources.