TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MITIGATION PRINCIPAL CENTER
Welcome to the Technology Evaluation for Environmental Risk Mitigation (TEERM) Principal Center
2015 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
ENVIRONMENT AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
"Increasing Space Mission Resiliency through Sustainability"
Tentatively planning to be held at
European Space Agency (ESA)
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
2014 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENT AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European partners held the 12th annual International Workshop on Environment and Alternative Energy, October 21 - 24, 2014 at The Debus Conference Facility at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The theme of the workshop was “Increasing Space Mission Resiliency through Sustainability.” This event was hosted by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Portuguese Center for Pollution Prevention (C3P). The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) sponsored several Portuguese university students to attend the workshop, ESA sponsored one student from France, and NASA sponsored 3 students from universities in Florida.
150 individuals from 15 nations attended the workshop, including 26 students. Thirty-eight U.S. and international subject matter experts presented collaborative activities that are underway and sustainability measures that are being taken to increase resiliency of essential capabilities and space mission critical ground infrastructure required to support future missions.
(GHG) Scope III Emission Reduction Pilot Project
In partnership with the Recycling and Sustainable Acquisition (RSA) Principal Center, members of TEERM participated in KSC’s Green House Gas (GHG) Scope III Emission Reduction Pilot Project. This project focused on the reduction of GHG Scope III emissions related to employee commuting and specifically on the benefits of electric and electric hybrid Privately Owned Vehicles POVs used by KSC employees. In return for provided electricity, participants provided data necessary to calculate Scope III emissions related to daily commutes. Calvin F. Williams, who serves as the Assistant Administrator for NASA’s Office of Strategic Infrastructure, presented the 2014 NASA Blue Marble Awards to each of the project team members that was preceded with congratulatory remarks. NASA's Environment and Energy "Blue Marble" Awards recognizes groups and individuals that have demonstrated exceptional environmental leadership in support of NASA's missions and goals and are presented every two years. This project also has the potential for earning "Innovation" credits for those Centers who have achieved LEED certification which recognizes the best strategies for energy reduction and conservation that is determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.