DOD STED Program Sustainable Technology Needs Identification Survey
The DoD Sustainable Technology Evaluation and Demonstration (STED) Program managed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment (OASD(S)) identifies sustainable technology needs within DoD, identifies sustainable technologies to address these needs, and evaluates and demonstrates the performance of the sustainable technologies in DoD operational environments. The purpose of this survey is to help the DoD STED Program inform future technology demonstrations. This survey collects input from MILDEPS and DoD Components to identify high demand and high priority product and technology categories where a sustainable or less hazardous product would be useful or desired. Identified categories define planning and product prioritization for future evaluation and demonstration projects.
Sustainable technologies include products or technologies that promote energy efficiency and water conservation, eliminate or reduce waste, decrease dependency on limited resources, and increase the use of renewable and less hazardous materials. Sustainable products and technologies increase mission capabilities and performance, save money, increase resiliency to material scarcity and global supply chain interruptions, and protect the health of the DoD workforce and installation communities.
Numerous policies, statutes, and regulations direct DoD and Federal Agencies to give procurement preference to sustainable products and services when they meet performance requirements and are available at a reasonable cost. The primary sustainable acquisition drivers within the DoD are:
- Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 4, 23 36, and 52
- DODI 4105.72, Procurement of Sustainable Goods and Services
- Unified Facilities Criteria 1-200-02
- Federal Management Regulation, Part 102-34.340
- USDA BioPreferred Program
Sustainable technologies / products evaluated and demonstrated by the DoD STED Program typically fall within one or more of the following sustainability categories / programs.
- Recycled Content Products (RCRA / EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) Program)
- Energy Efficient Products (ENERGY STAR and/or FEMP Designated Products)
- Water Efficient Products (EPA WaterSense)
- Biobased Products (USDA BioPreferred)
- Non-Ozone Depleting Substances (EPA SNAP)
- Environmentally Preferable Products (e.g., EPEAT, EPA Safer Choice labeled products, EPA's Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels)
- Alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (PL 102-486)
Additional information on the DoD STED Program including current and past sustainable technology demonstrations can be found on the DoD Environment, Safety and Occupational Health Network and Information Exchange (DENIX) DoD Sustainable Product Center (SPC) site: www.denix.osd.mil/spc/index.html