Climate Risk Analysis
“Teamwork, and providing quality customer support, is very important to Marstel-Day. As the on-site contractor, their employees greatly complement the team while providing enormous energy, thought-provoking input, enthusiasm, and a can-do easy attitude which has been contagious to all who come into contact.”
Marstel-Day helps its clients to fully assess the ramifications of climate variability and its risks to the future health of their businesses. Increased coastal vulnerability, a growing frequency of floods and droughts, heat waves and other climate-related events will have an undeniable impact on the production and transfer of goods, delivery of services and the increasingly complex energy and information systems that provide the structural underpinning of commerce and our society.
Marstel-Day has conducted ground-breaking work for clients in assessing risks posed by climate variability, and in developing comprehensive climate adaptation plans. We identify how our clients’ operations and investments are being affected by climate risk factors, benchmark best business practices, and create detailed adaptation plans designed to ensure greater resiliency in the face of climate-change related disasters and disruptions.
Having demonstrated critical value for America’s armed forces – those entrusted with ensuring America’s national security and global stability – Marstel-Day is now making these same strategies available to commercial clients, helping them gain a competitive edge in an era where the ‘new normal’ is climate uncertainty. Through climate risk analysis and planning, Marstel-Day helps businesses achieve a higher level of decision-making confidence that will pay off in both the short and long-term.
Climate Adaptation, Resiliency, and Risk Analysis
Marstel-Day has been a leader in identifying potential climate change impacts on the operations and missions of its clients and in developing adaptive strategies for them. Successful climate change adaptation requires the ability to identify strategies to enhance the resiliency of communities and military installations against the potential increased storm severity, sea-level rise, increasing temperatures, drought, or migrating pests and disease vectors. To fulfill this need, Marstel-Day has integrated pilot climate change assessments into encroachment management action plans for its DoD clients. These product offerings provide tailored insights for future strategies at each community and installation, and include actionable guidance for highest-priority adaptation needs.
“In my 25 years of military service, coupled with my 10 years of experience as a senior Government official, I have always been extremely satisfied with Marstel-Day’s performance and delivery.”
To mitigate carbon emissions and enhance mission sustainment and resiliency, Marstel-Day is assisting clients in complying with Executive Orders pertaining to energy efficiency and renewable energy. This effort also includes assisting our customers mitigate potential land use conflicts between mission and regional energy projects.
Marstel-Day conducts a comprehensive analysis of the client’s community, infrastructure and facilities to build the framework for a workable plan that will address the client’s current and future climate change needs. The company has developed unique strategies that incorporate green infrastructure and available ecosystem services as additional methods to achieve a client’s adaption planning. Key to successfully implementing a climate adaptation strategy is identifying and building partnerships with pivotal stakeholders, government and business leaders, and community members who are integral to ensuring that established goals and objectives are met. Ensuring community, governmental and the business community buy-in for climate adaptation planning is critical to ensuring the plan’s success. Marstel-Day will utilize its expertise in stakeholder outreach and development to devise a team who will champion our client’s climate adaptation plans.
Marstel-Day has provided climate adaption briefings at national and local conferences (link to briefings) and is engaged in a partnership with the City of Fredericksburg, surrounding counties, and the University of Mary Washington to develop a regional climate adaption plan.
Carbon Sequestration and Emissions
Marstel-Day conducts a comprehensive analysis of the client’s past and current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to develop a baseline that will gauge its GHG reduction efforts. Once the analysis is complete, the company provides recommendations that can be implemented to reduce its GHG emissions. The analysis expands upon the client’s current initiatives and provide a roadmap that will address additional partnering opportunities to offset its GHG emissions through carbon sequestration projects.
Renewable Energy Planning, Permitting, and Policy Analysis
“Please accept our gratitude for the team you sent to San Angelo to facilitate our P4 work! What has been accomplished is absolutely amazing and could not have happened without the professional skills of your team.”
Marstel-Day provides clients with a systems approach to renewable energy development and energy planning. Marstel-Day provides clients with expertise in assessing the suitability potential of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies to replace or augment existing energy sources. Marstel-Day also works with key decision-makers and planners to facilitate discussion on the optimal energy solutions that are feasible within established budgetary and sustainability goals. Marstel-Day will also build engagement strategies for specific client needs. Marstel-Day’s engagement strategies take into account permitting and siting authorities as well as key stakeholders to create an engagement strategy that ensures early buy-in, effective relationship building and communication flow throughout the development process.
Marstel-Day provides strategy development, implementation and certification application services to businesses seeking to develop or enhance their sustainability efforts, whether long time practitioners or just getting started. Our expertise includes conducting opportunity analyses, benchmarking current energy use, establishing metrics and tracking systems, and helping organizations achieve certification against recognized standards. Marstel-Day has participated in both NSF and GSA pilots to develop sustainability standards and define industry best practices, which along with our extensive experience in greening the business, gives us unique insight into both the theory and implementation of processes to green the workplace.
International Support to NATO Programs
“The [Marstel-Day] team was absolutely fantastic when it came to engaging the U.K.”
Marstel-Day began providing on-site support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Policy and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in March 2005 and that support continues into the present day. In 2008 and again in 2013, Marstel-Day was awarded a NATO/Partnership for Peace/Warsaw Initiative Fund Professional Management and Analyses Support Services contract, under the terms of which it significantly increases the level and types of support it provides to OSD and DSCA. In addition to on-site support, Marstel-Day provides management consulting services to implement significant changes to the original WIF program. Marstel-Day provides senior level subject matter expertise on international defense planning, programmatic management, policy analysis through on-site support, reach-back and surge capacity, and senior advisory services. We provide a range of consulting services and support to international programs, including budget and cost tracking, metric development and monitoring, program and policy coordination, stakeholder analysis, regional assessments, support to In-country Strategic Defense Reviews, seminar and workshops planning and facilitation, and mentoring of foreign Ministries of Defense on NATO and US processes and procedures.