Energy Efficiency/Energy Management Awards to Organizations

December 1, 2002

Aberdeen Proving Ground
Department of the Army
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Strong Command support and community involvement, coupled with sound technical initiatives, allowed Aberdeen Proving Ground to obtain a significant energy reduction in the face of rapid facilities growth. Through DOE's national geothermal heat pump super energy saving performance contract, Aberdeen awarded a delivery order of $5.7 million to replace 643 existing air-to-air heat pumps with geothermal heat pumps in Aberdeen's Bayside Village and Patriot Village military family housing facilities. Aberdeen Proving Ground has implemented nine energy conservation measures under the delivery order that include lighting and insulation upgrades and centrifugal chillers retrofit. Annual savings resulting from the delivery order are $1.74 million and more than 173 billion Btu.

I Corps & Fort Lewis
Department of the Army
Fort Lewis, Washington

In response to West Coast electricity reliability issues, Fort Lewis implemented extraordinary measures both unilaterally and in partnership with the local electric utility, Tacoma Power, DOE, and the Army/Air Force Exchange Service to reduce overall electric demand. The Fort was able to implement strategic energy conservation and demand reduction measures quickly with the support of Command level interest. Energy reduction strategies included installing VendingMisers® on refrigerated vending machines, installing compact fluorescent light bulbs in family housing units, providing for energy conservation as part of the Command Inspection program, developing a team to oversee the efficient use of existing HVAC equipment and providing on-going energy awareness training for troop personnel. Savings of $587,000 and almost 80 billion Btu were achieved at Fort Lewis during FY 2001.

Naval Support Activity PNS
Department of the Navy
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Naval Support Activity Portsmouth Naval Shipyard energy team manages more than 156 buildings that provide residence and workspace for about 400 people. During FY 2001, they saved more than $3.8 million and almost 217,000 million Btu of energy and 25 million gallons of water through the use of technology and smart energy management. PNS savings are directly attributable to conservation investments such as power plant and distribution improvements, upgraded mechanical lines, central hot water distribution upgrades, building renovations, lighting controls, window insulation, and fuel switching. Energy managers also saved money during FY 2001 through smart management of natural gas and fuel oil switching strategies as well as through the use of a steam turbine. PNS will attain even greater savings in years to come, as other energy and cost saving projects are still being implemented and are already generating substantial savings.

Presidio Trust Summer Initiative
Presidio Trust
San Francisco, California

As a resource protection organization, the Presidio Trust has always sought ways to minimize environmental impact and conserve water and energy, so it seemed natural for the organization to seek a creative financing solution that would help the Presidio save energy. In July 2000, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) offered financing through a "Summer Initiative," which sought to achieve significant demand and energy reductions by summer 2001. Identifying opportunities to save hundreds of thousands of kilowatt hours each year, the Presidio Trust formulated a plan for retrofitting both residential and non-residential buildings with energy-efficient lighting, controls, and energy management systems under the Summer Initiative. An extensive outreach campaign was also part of the Initiative. The Presidio faced added challenges from its designation as a National Historic Landmark, which requires the Presidio to be managed in compliance with historic guidelines, which at times are at odds with conservation goals. Despite the Presidio's hurdles, the lighting retrofits and outreach efforts were a success and will save the organization more than 1 million kilowatt-hours and $165,000 annually.