spotlight: Energy, Defense, and Infrastructure  


PHE supported the U.S. Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and utilities in the evaluation and analysis of various types of energy projects related to siting construction and operation of power plants, carbon capture and storage, renewable energy projects, combined heat and power systems, hazardous liquid pipelines, and high voltage transmission lines.  We help many of these clients navigate some of the most challenging and complex projects in the nation.  Examples include:

  • Yucca Mountain Rail Alignment EIS
  • FutureGen Project EISs
  • Nevada National Security Site, Site-wide EIS
  • Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing EAs
  • EMS, Defense Energy Support Center


PHE has been supporting the DoD since we were founded in 1988.   Our support has included the development and implementation of comprehensive compliance management programs, policy development and implementation, environmental training, development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS), environmental analysis of military construction and training activities, and sustainability planning. Examples include:

  • Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment EA
  • HQMC Environmental Core Support and Compliance Evaluations
  • Fort Carson NetZero Waste Water and Energy EA
  • Compliance and EMS Implementation IDIQs, NAVFAC Atlantic and Washington
  • Veterans Administration Environmental Compliance Audits, Nationwide
  • Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC


PHE has experience providing engineering and analysis expertise in support of institutional and defense infrastructure and facilities including the evaluation of drinking water systems, wastewater systems, waste management systems, and in the siting of Federal and municipal facilities. Examples include:

  • Wastewater Source Control Pretreatment Program,
    MCB Camp Pendleton, CA
  • Water System Distribution Modeling and Vulnerability Surveys,
    NSA Bahrain
  • Proposed Railhead and Truck Loading Facility Programmatic EA,
    Fort Wainwright, AK
  • Oil/Water Separator Engineering Assessment and Urban Water Management Plan, MAGTFTC Twentynine Palms, CA