Navy-Marine Corps Sustainability Program Earns Prestigious Award

Story Number: NNS110430-04Release Date: 4/30/2011 6:31:00 AM
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By Christine Martinez, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific and the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) received the 2010 Outstanding Sustainable Planning, Design or Development Initiative Award April 8 at a ceremony held in Boston.

Members of the two organizations received the award as a result of their sustainability program outlined in the Guam Joint Military Master Plan (GJMMP).

"This is a great success story, and the award really shows great recognition for the cumulative Navy, Marine Corps and contractor team efforts put into this program," said Wesley Ishizu, NAVFAC Pacific's Asset Management Business Line Mid-Pacific Division director.

Ishizu was at the ceremony to receive the award on behalf of NAVFAC Pacific. He led senior planners in the development of a comprehensive Department of Defense Explosive Safety Military Munitions Annex to the GJMMP.

There were a total of 53 award nominations, and NAVFAC and the USMC were the only ones to receive an award in the sustainable planning, design or development initiative category.

"The GJMMP is a comprehensive plan that encourages everyone to be good stewards of the resources out there and to use alternatives such as renewable energy," said Ishizu. "We continuously work to save natural resources such as water, improve waste treatment, reduce greenhouse gas emission and power consumption and work to achieve federal mandates."

The award ceremony took place during the American Planning Association Federal Planning Division 2011 National Training Conference for Federal Planners held April 6-8.

The Federal Planning Division provides a forum for planners involved in the development and implementation of comprehensive planning and land management policies, techniques and procedures at federal properties located within the United States and abroad. The division focuses on programs that protect and enhance those properties and improve the lives of the individuals who live on, work on and use federal lands and facilities.

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