The EPA and US Army have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on the Army’s Net Zero initiative. Under the agreement, the EPA and Army will work to advance the development and demonstration of new applications and technologies that can be used on Army installations working toward Net Zero water, waste and energy goals. The Net Zero goals are:
• Produce more energy than is consumed on an annual basis
• Limit freshwater consumption and return treated water back to the same watershed
• Reduce, reuse and recover waste streams, converting to zero landfill
• Apply an integrated approach to energy, water and waste management to capture and commercialize the resource value and/or enhance the ecological productivity of land, water and air.