Elizabeth Keysar

Elizabeth Keysar

Energy and Sustainability Policy Analyst, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Elizabeth Keysar is an Energy and Sustainability Policy Analyst with Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). In this role she supports the US Army Medical Command’s Sustainability Program. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Keysar has conducted applied research on the implementation of sustainability for the Department of Defense at the organizational, installation and regional scales, including: energy and water security; microgrid deployment; Net Zero energy, water and waste; linking sustainability concepts with installation operations; identification of regional sustainability indicators; and implications for reducing the environmental and logistics footprint of base camps. Other projects Dr. Keysar has supported include: green building tools for achieving LEEDTM project goals on public sector projects; linking sustainability with logistics at Army installations; market-based approaches to provision of ecosystem services; impact assessment for emerging contaminants; the fully burdened cost of waste in contingency operations; and state fragility indicators. Dr. Keysar holds a BS in Biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, MS in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Environmental Planning, also from Georgia Tech.


H8 – Resiliency and Sustainability Tied With a LEED Platinum Bow: Addressing Mission Assurance Within Army Medical Command

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The United States Army is increasingly shifting the focus of energy and water investments to reduce risk to mission accomplishment and strengthen energy and water security. ¬†Finding ways to do this while also reducing demand and lowering costs is the ideal outcome. The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has designed, built and commissioned the first […]


D1 – Using Organizational Theory to Overcome Challenges of Implementing Sustainability

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Organizations successful in achieving sustainability goals create an organizational context that produces innovative ideas (considered a strength of organic or learning organizations), along with an organizational context that effectively manages and implements continuous change (considered a strength of bureaucratic organizations). There is no clear formula for how much of each is needed, bureaucratic over organic, […]