Effective Program Implementation and Management Awards to Small Groups
December 1, 2002
Janice K. Moyer
David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic
Department of Health & Human Services
This team at the David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic has diligently pursued and implemented highly successful energy management practices with limited personnel and operational resources. Their innovative approach and creative use of resources at the Clinic has resulted in a 68 percent reduction in energy intensity. Specific projects implemented include replacement of inefficient heat pumps, expansion of HVAC zoning to optimize operational control, installation of energy-efficient lighting and windows, and retrofit of plumbing fixtures with low-flow models. The energy savings realized at the facility have enabled the Clinic, an energy intensive facility, to far exceed the 2010 energy reduction goal of 25 percent, compared to a 1990 baseline. The conservation projects not only contributed to a cleaner environment and a more pleasing atmosphere for employees, but also saved energy and valuable taxpayer dollars that could be redirected to direct patient care-the ultimate mission of the Clinic.
In order to meet and exceed the Federally mandated energy reduction goals set forth in Executive Order 13123, the San Francisco Mint Energy Performance Team continually strives to find new ways to conserve energy throughout the facility. The Team reduced energy costs and consumption at the Mint's largest coin production plant by more than 11 percent by implementing an aggressive energy program. The program saved the facility 4.6 billion Btu in energy consumption, reduced water consumption by almost 1.7 million gallons, reduced carbon emissions by 116 metric tons, and saved the facility more than $100,000 in avoided costs during FY 2001. The energy program managed by the Team includes a regular energy newsletter and a bulletin board containing energy saving tips. The Team also has prepared an energy plan for the facility and has included procurement procedures that require contract clauses for new equipment to be energy-efficient.
Washington Army National Guard
This team at the Washington Army National Guard has been working on a long-term program to reduce energy consumption and costs through a series of energy conservation measures. Projects have included the installation of energy management systems, relighting programs, installation of more efficient boilers, and the implementation of intelligent new construction practices. As buildings undergo retrofits, or as new buildings are designed, this team carefully studies the lighting, heating, and cooling systems to ensure they are efficiently sized to match the load and for energy efficiency. The team also has performed hands-on demonstrations of its utility tracking software and energy management systems to state agencies and other facilities management groups. The savings in avoided energy costs during FY 2001 exceeded $1.3 million, and the avoided energy use was more than 113 billion Btu.