Accession Number : ADA134384

Title :   Energy Management and Control System Verification Study.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Boulware,Keith E ; Williamson,Gary C

PDF Url : ADA134384

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : Energy Management and Control Systems (EMCS) are being installed and operated throughout the Air Force. Millions of dollars have been spent on EMCS, but no study has conclusively proved that EMCS has actually saved the Air Force energy. This thesis used the Regression subprogram of Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to determine if these systems are indeed saving the Air Force energy. Previous studies have shown that Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) is the best statistical predictor of base energy consumption. Eight bases were selected that had an operational EMCS. Two EMCS bases were compared with one control base for each of four CONUS winter heating zones. The results indicated small (less than 2%) energy savings have occurred at half of the EMCS bases studied. Therefore, this study does not conclusively prove that EMCS's have saved energy on Air Force bases. However, the methodology developed in this report could be applied on a broader scale to develop a more conclusive result. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ENERGY MANAGEMENT, *ENERGY CONSERVATION, *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, AIR FORCE PLANNING, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, SAVINGS, HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE