Army Utility Modernization
As one of the largest operators of central heating and cooling plants in the United States, the U.S. Army is committed to upgrading its thermal utilities to life cycle cost effective technology and efficiency. As part of the utility modernization effort, Stanley Consultants was hired to provide technical support for energy and utility systems engineering research. Stanley Consultants conducted this project by implementing five initiatives cited under the Army Energy and Water Campaign Plan for Installations:
- Eliminate energy inefficiencies that waste natural and financial resources, and do so in a manner that does not adversely impact comfort and quality of the facilities in which soldiers, families, civilians and contractors work and live.
- Increase the use of energy technologies in construction and major renovation projects that provide the greatest cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency and support to the Army's environmental objectives.
- Reduce the dependency on fossil fuels by increasing the use of clean, renewable energy, reducing waste, increasing efficiencies, and improving environmental benefits.
- Reduce water use to conserve water resources for drinking and domestic purposes.
- Improve the security and reliability of energy and water systems to provide dependable utility service.
The objectives of this project were to conduct site visits and detailed independent assessments to validate candidate projects submitted by the Army installations.