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Given the experiences of industry and communities, many Army installations have started to develop and implement installation sustainability plans (ISPs). An ISP documents long-range plans addressing mission, community, and environmental issues developed through a strategic planning process. RAND Arroyo Center examined the experiences of Army installations with sustainability planning in 2007, and made recommendations to Headquarters, Department of the Army to help foster the effective development and implementation of installation sustainability plans throughout the Army. The authors provide background information on sustainability, describe the installation sustainability planning process and progress in ISP implementation at the time, and recommend approaches to improve the ISP process throughout the Army.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    Development and Implementation of ISPs

  • Chapter Three

    Installation Progress in Implementing Sustainability

  • Chapter Four

    Assessing the Needs of the ISP Development and Implementation Process

  • Chapter Five

    Recommendations to Improve the ISP Development and Implementation Process

  • Appendix A

    Background on LEED and Army Green Building Standards

  • Appendix B

    Quality of Life Issues in Sustainability Activities

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