Accession Number : ADA330811

Title :   Executive Summary of Energy Survey for Lyster Army Community Hospital, Ft. Rucker Army Post, Dothan, Alabama.

Corporate Author : ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS INC BIRMINGHAM AL

PDF Url : ADA330811

Report Date : FEB 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In August 1987, Energy Management Consultants, Inc. was retained by the Mobile District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform an Energy Survey and an Energy Monitoring and Control System (EMCS) Feasibility Study for Lyster Army Community Hospital at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The Energy Monitoring and Control System (EMCS) Feasibility Study was completed in March 1988. The EMCS for Lyster Army Community Hospital was subsequently designed by the Mobile District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is presently being installed at the hospital. Energy consumption in the hospital will be reduced 14.7 percent (in MBtus) as a result of implementing the EMCS. This report summarizes results from the Energy Survey at Lyster Army Community Hospital. The purpose of this study is to identify Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECO's) at the facility which are technically and economically feasible. All analysis of ECO's included in this Energy Survey is based on the EMCS being installed and energy savings associated with the EMCS achieved. The Scope of Work developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the following charge: (1) Perform a thorough audit of Lyster Army Community Hospital to become familiar with operations of the facility and all energy consuming equipment. (2) Compile building and system data obtained during the field survey. Actual system data, rather than design parameters, shall be utilized for the Energy Survey. (3) Utilize a computer program to incorporate local weather data, occupancy schedules, building construction data and equipment data into a model of the facility. The computer program analysis shall be based on an hour by hour simulation. (4) Evaluate the feasibility of a computer based Energy Monitoring and control system (SMCS) for the facility.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *ENERGY CONSERVATION, *ENERGY CONSUMPTION, SIMULATION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, MODELS, MONITORING, COMPUTERS, FACILITIES, ENERGY, ARMY FACILITIES, BUILDINGS, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, CONSTRUCTION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SURVEYS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, HOSPITALS, ALABAMA, ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, FIELD CONDITIONS, ENERGY MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Computer Programming and Software

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