Accession Number : ADA180490

Title :   User Guide for Single Building Controllers,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Canfield, K.

Report Date : APR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 198

Abstract : A tremendous opportunity exists for the Navy to save energy used for heating and cooling buildings by using single building controllers. Thompson Laboratory at China Lake NWC, California is one example. A single building controller was installed with pre- and post-metering. A simple pulley change on the air handling units resulted in a 40 percent energy savings. The single building controller contributed another 40 percent savings, resulting in a payback of 6 months with a total cost of $20,000.00. There was no impact on comfort and all building ventilation requirements were met. A few prerequisites are necessary for effective installation of single building controllers. One person needs to be excited about energy conservation and willing to work. That person needs the support of the commander and active cooperation from the building occupants. Buildings that are suitable for single building controllers are those that consume at least $10,000.00 of energy a year for heating and cooling, are not occupied on a 24-hour basis, and do not have temperature sensitive equipment or material inside the building. Excellent candidate buildings are administration and office buildings.

Descriptors :   *COOLING, *ENERGY CONSERVATION, *HEATING, EFFICIENCY, NAVAL RESEARCH, AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, BUILDINGS, COOPERATION, ENERGY CONSERVATION, LABORATORIES, OFFICE BUILDINGS, SENSITIVITY, TEMPERATURE, USER MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE