A U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ensured Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) received a rebate check from South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) in the amount of $797,215 May 26 at the Naval Weapons Station, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.
The rebate check is a result of successful energy savings rebate initiatives under SCE&G's EnergyWise for your Business Program.
SSC Atlantic Facilities accomplished the energy savings through recent upgrades and improvements made by contractor Johnson Controls through a Huntsville Center ESPC.
The ESPC allows SSC Atlantic to upgrade aged infrastructure with new, energy efficient replacements with no upfront costs; the energy savings will pay for the project.
“This was a real team effort,” said Navy Capt. Amy Burin, Commanding Officer, SSC Atlantic.
“We worked with the Army Corps of Engineers (Huntsville Center) to set up the ESPC and we worked with the contractor Johnson Controls and with SCE&G to verify and measure the energy savings. Energy reform must shape every decision we make; during research, development and procurement of our systems, during training operations, and daily life aboard ship, on base and in our homes.”
Seven energy conservation measures (ECMs) were incorporated with the project ranging from efficient lighting to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control systems and complete replacement of large scale chillers and cooling towers. Work was accomplished in 39 of SSC Atlantic’s facilities.
The project's aim was to implement Navy energy savings policy to reduce energy costs and meet budgetary efficiencies within SSC Atlantic. This project is guaranteed to save SSC Atlantic nearly 20 percent per year in energy costs, about $575,00 annually. The original construction cost was awarded at $7.4 million covering a performance period of 20 years.
The contract was awarded in September of 2013. The rebate qualifying work was recently inspected and verified by SCE&G in order to complete the process culminating with the $797,215 check presentation.