US Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center

Energy Division - Resource Efficiency Managers

Program Manager: 256-895-1322

Published Feb. 5, 2016

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Resource Efficiency Manager program increases installation energy program effectiveness by identifying programs and practices to reduce energy and water costs through a contracted subject-matter expert. REMs provide a vital link at installations to develop site energy programs to secure resources for sustainability and renewable energy assets. REMs are the "energy boots on the ground" to understand the necessary steps to build and execute Net Zero program applications.

Benefits

The REM service is value added to installations worldwide because each REM is an energy management subject matter expert. REMs provide expertise to identify infrastructure energy improvements on government facilities to significantly reduce garrison energy and water utilization to meet the Army’s 30 percent energy and 15 percent water reduction goals. They provide support for facility repair and construction activity, project management, construction coordination and other energy related activities.


Installation

Cost Savings

West Point, New York - IMCOM

Realized energy savings of approximately 3 million kWh per year with annual savings of $22,305 on retro-commissioning for two motor pool buildings and a potential concentrated solar farm with potential savings of $388,000 per year.

Army Reserve Command

Regionalized and combined a total of nine contracts to four, which resulted in an overall savings of $1.2 million in 2017 for Army Reserve Command.

Camp Parks, California - Army Reserve Building envelop lighting improvements with savings of $380,000.
Lima, Ohio - AMC Utility Tariff rate analysis resulted in a savings of $200,000 per year.
Joint Marianas - Navy Variable speed pumps and chiller project resulting in a one-year savings of $110,000 and a project life savings of $1.6 million.
Camp Pike, Arkansas - Army Reserve Replaced inefficient 80-gallon cast iron boiler (71 percent efficient) with inline tank-less water heaters (95 percent efficient) for a savings of $125,000.

Contract 

Huntsville Center has a Blanket Purchase Agreement with five small business contractors. Each BPA call order is competed among all contractors and awarded using the best value process, thereby creating the most advantageous and technically proficient benefit. The REM program is designed to be self-sustaining in that the contracted REM must identify savings opportunities that more than offset the cost of the REM service.

REM Qualification Levels

Education and related experience is mandatory for all REM levels and varies for each qualification level. All REMs must be or become within one year after employment a Certified Energy Manager. In addition to the CEM certification, the REM levels are classified as follows:

REM Level I: Have a general understanding of load profile data presentation and manipulation; energy audits and energy project development; experience in providing technical resources and management of energy-related services; a working knowledge in various energy estimating software packages, etc. Experience: 3-10 years.

REM Level II: Meet REM Level I requirements and have experience in the following areas: specific experience in an energy management program; thorough understanding of load profile data presentation and manipulation; energy audits and energy project development; experience in providing technical resources and management of energy-related services; a working knowledge in various energy estimating software packages. Experience: 5-12 years.

REM Level III: Have expertise in REM Level II requirements. Experience: 9-18 years.

 

 Locations of Resource Efficiency Managers

Project / Location 

 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District*

Dugway Proving Ground, Utah

Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Fort Dix (99th RSC), New Jersey USACE Civil Works, Omaha, Nebraska
Fort McCoy (88th RSC), Wisconsin Navy Marianas, Guam
Fort Hunter Liggett, California West Point, New York
Camp Parks, California Fort Devens, Massachusetts
Moffett Field, California Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
HQ Army Materiel Command, Alabama Camp Pike, Arkansas
HQ Army Reserve NRI, Texas

Installation Hotline – Army installation energy managers and Directorate of Public Works personnel interested in learning more about the REM program may call 256-895-1322.


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(As of September 2018)