Accession Number : ADA330489

Title :   Water Conservation Study (Water and Energy) Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) FY94S Fort Knox, Kentucky. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT CORP KNOXVILLE TN

PDF Url : ADA330489

Report Date : 30 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 310

Abstract : Fort Knox utilizes inefficient outdated flush valves and faucets in its buildings. The existing flush valves and faucets consume significantly more water and generate greater quantities of sanitary waste per flush than necessary. The existing inefficient systems place greater demand on the water table, water treatment plant and waste treatment plant. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Louisville District, contracted an Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) Water Conservation Study of the Post. The study identified energy and water conservation opportunities. Life cycle cost analysis was performed on each opportunity to determine its discounted savings-to Investment ratio (SIR) and estimated payback period. This project has a SIR of 3.68 and a simple payback period of 4.12 years. The project exceeds the minimum requirements of an SIR greater than 1.25 and a simple payback of less than 10 years. This water conservation project is recommended for funding. A life cycle cost analysis was performed on each portion of this project and on the overall project. The overall project will realize water savings of over 3.6 times the initial investment cost and will pay for itself in less than 4.2 years.

Descriptors :   *ARMY FACILITIES, *ENERGY CONSERVATION, *WATER CONSERVATION, INVESTMENTS, WATER TREATMENT, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, KENTUCKY, SAVINGS, WATER TABLE, FLUSH VALVES, WASTES(SANITARY ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Civil Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE