Accession Number : ADA311058

Title :   Evaluation of Boiler Plant Energy Conservation Opportunities at Fort Hood, Texas. A Study for the Army Model Energy Installation Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Durbin, Thomas E. ; Chalifoux, Alan T.

PDF Url : ADA311058

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : Executive Order (EO) 12902 requires that by 2005 the Federal Government including all U.S. Army installations reduce energy consumption by 30 percent as measured against energy consumption in the baseline year of 1985. To help the Army meet the goals of EO 12902, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) conceived of the Model Energy Installation Program (MEIP), a 5 year pilot project to investigate the feasibility of instituting energy efficiency on a basewide scale. As part of MEIP, USACERL surveyed the large boiler plants at Fort Hood, TX, to identify energy conservation opportunities (ECOs). The study found numerous opportunities to save energy. Most opportunities consisted of minor repairing, installation of new ancillary equipment, and installation of new, modulating-type burners. The total estimated cost to install all ECOs and address all safety issues is approximately $968,050. The estimated overall natural gas savings is 25 percent per year, or 85,350 x 106 Btu per year. At a natural gas price of $3.93 per 1 x 106 Btu, the net savings are calculated to be $283,425, with an estimated simple payback period of 3.42 years.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *INSTALLATION, *PILOT STUDIES, *ENERGY CONSERVATION, *BOILERS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COST ESTIMATES, EFFICIENCY, ARMY EQUIPMENT, SAFETY, SAVINGS, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, NATURAL GAS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE