Accession Number : ADA189632

Title :   Identification of Ways to Improve Military Construction for Energy-Efficient Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Chu, Dahtzen ; Burton, Charles ; Imel, Mark

PDF Url : ADA189632

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : To meet goals for lower energy consumption at Army facilities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has altered its standard design guidance to include energy-efficient designs for military construction. However, energy-conscious design is only one component required in an overall plan to reduce energy ends a new facilities. Equally important are the quality of construction procedures and materials and the operation and maintenance methods used once the facility is placed inservice. Thus, it is necessary to control techniques, materials, and equipment as part of the Military Construction, Army (MCA) process to ensure that energy-conscious designs can be implemented successfully. Based on surveys of the USACE construction community and installation new facility users, the U.S. Army construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USA-CERL) has developed recommendations to improve the MCA procedure and ensure energy-efficient facilities. These recommendations include improving the quality control/quality assurance inspection process; requiring a comprehensive system-wide operating manual from the facility designer; and establishing a reliable acceptance testing procedure for HVAC systems. USA-CERL has completed preliminary work on an acceptance testing program.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *ARMY FACILITIES, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, COMMUNITIES, CONTROL, ENERGY, FACILITIES, FUEL CONSUMPTION, GUIDANCE, INSTALLATION, LOW ENERGY, LOW RATE, MAINTENANCE, MILITARY ENGINEERING, QUALITY, RELIABILITY, SURVEYS, QUALITY ASSURANCE

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE