Our Approach

Our approach at Future Schema is to look at how environment and renewable energy elements, represented as variables in some cases, can benefit our customer. Some times it will aid their the way they do their business, to help them advance of their cause, and their need to succeed, but it is at the heart of the way they look at their business.  The environment and renewable energy is a series of systems, which are in constant movement. It is important to think like your system thinks, weighing in and giving your customer a consistent way of interpreting what you are talking about, and you can get them to where they want to go.

This is not about a building or a structure where so much of environmental and renewable energy took place before.  It represents where environment and renewable energy is going and how sustainability will account for the changes for a system on the move. It is about the system that you want to utilize to effect change that is wholly divorced from the building, but has an environmental or renewable energy component itself which has to be given the consideration of sustainability. Environment and renewable energy are not static but they are in constant movement. The end game is the degree of sustainability the system is capable of providing. Sustainability is not a system at rest, it is a systems that is constantly in motion. If we put a new battery with a longer life into a solar powered system, we have increased its sustainability.  If we declare that sustainability is achieved, we have basically declared failure. That is why we are Going Beyond Green in the systems we design – because our view is constantly on the move.

Our Story

I am Brian Smith and welcome to Future Schema. This website will provide you with valuable information linking changes in environment, renewable energy and the resulting impact on sustainability. We deal with a broad range of subjects, such as solar power, wind power, drones, batteries and so much more.

I am a sustainability analyst with a specialty in environment and renewable energy. I have been studying these relationships for 25+ years. I started out as nuclear strategy and technology analyst and this evolved into environment, population and security and its impact on command and control (C2). I made the leap to environment, renewable energy and their impact on sustainability because environment and renewable energy variables are critical to describing C2 systems. Sustainability is a way of measuring the impact of systems against their ability to effect C2. Sustainability is a more comprehensive notion than security and involves a number of variables that security has turned to the side. Once you have increased the ability to sustain a system, you have improved the ability of the C2 in that system. These have a direct impact on command and control because, for instance, a staff needs to be able to interpret the advantages (and disadvantages) of solar and wind power with battery back up versus carbon fueled generators and how much fuel is required for a certain level of readiness. Where you have people interacting with other people, you have a definite need to incorporate environment, renewable energy and sustainability  – people are part of the environment.

As the US strategy has evolved from marching in lock step with the former Soviet Union to a more open and free flowing model with operations in  Croatia and Bosnia-Herzagovina, then moving with gusto to Afghanistan and Iraq and dealing with the states of Africa, environment and renewable energy have played an increased role is keeping the US military on top of these situations.

By initializing studies on how environmental and renewable energy can be used to help maintain sustainability, the US federal government and its a various allegiances have been able to take advantage of its wide range of cooperation and investments.  I can help to quickly identify and recognize the types and combinations of environment and renewable energy resource that will be appropriate to succeed in the new entanglements.  The underlying strategy is not just “no you should not”, but it is how to manufacture a way to win.

Four wind mills at dusk