Accession Number : ADA301988

Title :   Improving Laundry Plant Energy Efficiency. A Study Done for the Department of Defense.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Savoie, Martin J. ; Durbin, Thomas E. ; Deligiannis, Spiro J. ; Scholten, William B. ; Williamson, George A.

PDF Url : ADA301988

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : To comply with Presidential Executive Order 12759, which requires federal facilities to increase industrial/process energy efficiency 20 percent by the fiscal year 2000 (FY00) in comparison with FY85, the Department of Defense must improve the efficiency of its laundry facilities. Army laundry managers presently reduce utility consumption by using setback timers on equipment and lights, disconnecting or disabling unused equipment, installing occupancy sensors in seldom-used areas, and replacing worn out conventional equipment with more efficient models. This study surveyed Army laundry facilities to determine and characterize their current condition and utility consumption. Those facilities were compared with commercial facilities of similar size, and alternative facility designs using advanced technologies were developed. This study concluded that it is still in the government's interests to own and operate military laundry facilities. However, to isolate waste and inefficiency, Army laundries must supplement current practices by consistently monitoring their energy and utility consumption. It was also concluded that Army laundry facilities can significantly improve efficiency by adding advanced technologies to increase utility savings by further reducing energy and water consumption, and to decrease production costs by reducing the amount of labor required to process laundry.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *WATER, *ENERGY CONSUMPTION, *LAUNDRY OPERATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DETECTORS, MODELS, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY FACILITIES, EFFICIENCY, ENERGY CONVERSION, SUPERVISORS, CONSUMPTION, SAVINGS, TIMING DEVICES, SETBACK(FUZES).

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE