Our resources page provides information to help you solve the complex energy challenges facing the Air Force today. From developing new energy options that provide secure energy to installations to pursing energy efficiency initiatives, the Air Force is making great strides in cultivating a culture that values energy as a mission critical resource and continues to evolve into a more resilient force to fly, flight, and win.
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Air Force Energy
IEE Installation Energy Fact Sheet
Guidance Memo on Decision Processes and Waiver Procedures for Dual Fuel Generators [Diesel (or other liquid fuel)/Natural Gas
Guidance Memo on Decision Processes for Energy Project Development Using Performance Contracts
Guidance Memo on identification and applicability of Energy Resilience and Conservation Program (ERCIP) candidate projects and Post-Award Status Tracking
Guidance Memo on Measurement and Verification (M&V) for Energy Projects and Programs
Additional Air Force Resources
Find Air Force specific resources, tools, and information and playbooks on alternative financing.
Air Force Directive 90-17
This Directive establishes the framework for energy management within the Air Force; the Air Force energy management program addresses the use, conservation, and security of energy and water across all Air Force missions.
Air Force Flight Plan
The 2017-2036 Air Force Energy Flight Plan identifies a long-term vision for the Air Force to Enhance Mission Assurance through Energy Assurance.
Air Force Installation Energy Assurance: An Assessment Framework*
Installations can use this Air Force commissioned RAND report to develop a framework to assess their level of energy assurance. The research reported here was commissioned by Headquarters Air Force A4, and conducted by the Resource Management Program within RAND Project AIR FORCE.
Valuing Air Force Electric Power Resilience: A Framework for Mission-Level Investment Prioritization*
This report describes how the U.S. Air Force currently sets priorities among its investments in power resilience measures, and how it could improve on decision-making processes to ensure that available resources are efficiently and effectively used to increase mission resilience in the face of a wide range of power outage scenarios. The research reported here was commissioned by Headquarters Air Force A4, and conducted by the Resource Management Program within RAND Project AIR FORCE.
Department of Defense Resources
Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy: Sharpening the American Military's Competitive Edge
This unclassified synopsis of the 2018 National Defense Strategy articulates our strategy to compete, deter, and win in the current threat environment.
National Security Strategy of the United States of America
The National Security Strategy explains to the American people, U.S. allies and partners, and federal agencies how the President intends to put his national security vision into practice on behalf of fellow citizens.
Department of Defense Directive 4170.11: Installation Energy Management
This Directive will help raise awareness and prioritize important energy resilience requirements and will assist Components to better align energy requirements with critical DoD missions, encourage integrated and holistic energy solutions beyond typical standby generators, and support continued performance to already existing requirements.
Department of Defense Directive 4180.01: DoD Energy Policy
This Directive establishes policy and guidance and assigns responsibilities for energy planning, use, and management for the DoD.
Other Government Resources
Federal Energy Management Program
Find tools and trainings and search federal laws and requirements pertaining to federal energy and water goals.
Executive Order 13834: Executive Order Regarding Efficient Federal Operations
The Executive Order directs agencies to manage buildings, vehicles, and operations to optimize energy and environmental performance while reducing waste and cutting costs.
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