Louis Berger Group Honored for Aiding U.S. Army


The Louis Berger Group was awarded for helping the U.S. Army.

A consultancy in Washington was recognized for a project that assesses energy crops grown on terrain of the U.S. Army, according to a press release.

The Louis Berger Group shared honors with Utah State University awarded by the Federal Planning Division of the American Planning Association, which bestowed both with the 2011 Outstanding Sustainable Planning, Design or Development Initiative Award. The project also involved efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center and the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management .

"This can be a source for substantial amounts of renewable fuel for the military," strategic planning vice president Keith Eastin with The Louis Berger Group said. "Sometimes the obvious answers to renewable energy are right in front of us."

The project showed land under the purview of the U.S. Army is helpful to the production of alternative fuels. The wing of the U.S. military controls roughly 15 million acres of land in the nation.

The Louis Berger Group employs a number of individuals holding security clearance for a variety of defense jobs that aid the military.