|Location||Kennedy Space Center, FL|
|Client/Owner||Kennedy Space Center|
|Awards||NASA’s Blue Marble Award for Environmental and Energy Management Excellence|
Ben Moore, AICP, LEED AP O+M, GPCP
Kennedy Space Center Sustainability Plan
RS&H collaborated with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to develop a work force engaging, project-driven, sustainability plan. As a result, KSC’s project manager received NASA’s Blue Marble Award for Environmental and Energy Management Excellence. This first ever NASA center-wide plan meets the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13514, NASA’s Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP), and KSC’s Sustainability Vision.
Through effective planning and execution, a sustainability culture is now permeating all of KSC. To increase employee engagement, RS&H facilitated a sustainability planning workshop with more than 100 attendees, representing 18 distinct business units. During the six months of plan development, RS&H coordinated meetings and provided leadership and guidance on sustainability planning.
The project-driven plan details more than 200 unique projects that energize the KSC’s sustainability culture, while preventing pollution, promoting sustainable acquisition, increasing process and energy efficiencies, increasing recycling, and decreasing waste and greenhouse gasses while benefiting the overall community.