task order contracts catapulted the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC)
Program above the Army’s President’s Performance Contracting Challenge (PPCC)
goal of $12 million in energy-efficiency performance contracts at federal
facilities through 2016.
task orders awarded to Honeywell Building Solutions by the U.S. Army
Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville for the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers’ Pittsburgh District (LRP) and Humphreys Engineer Center Support
Activity (HECSA), to perform civil works projects are 11 months ahead of schedule,
said Wesley Malone, Energy Division program manager.
two projects are part of the ESPC programmatic goal to achieve $200 million in
energy-efficiency performance contracts for Fiscal Year 2016,” he said.
“Installation Support and Programs Management Energy Division has executed $914
million toward the President’s Performance Contracting Challenge of
implementing $4 billion since its inspection.”
year, ESPC annual savings was almost $8.5 million that included $184.7 kilo
gallons in water savings, a 333.8 million British thermal unit (Btu) energy
savings with an average 9.4 percent energy reduction.
ESPC is one of the acquisition vehicles an installation can use to meet the
Army’s 30 percent energy and 15 percent water reduction goals without upfront
$5.6 million LRP task order was awarded 11 months before the PPCC deadline and
is expected to lead to a 23 percent reduction in energy consumption or almost
20 billion Btu per year, equivalent to a reduction in 912,040 gallons of fuel.
The total proposed cost savings through the term of the contract is $10
savings will be met through the installation of heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning programmable thermostats, lighting improvements, high efficiency
transformers, and water meter replacements at various locations within the
Pittsburgh District, said Priya Stiller, ESPC project manager.
installation of the equipment will allow LRP to benefit from robust equipment
warranties requiring minimal operations and maintenance and create safer
working conditions for the locks and dams through improved lighting,” she said.
awarded, the HECSA $7.4 million task order is expected to lead to a 16 percent
reduction in energy consumption or 13 billion Btu per year, comparable to 2,159
acres of forest. The total proposed cost savings through the term is $13.7
energy intensity reduction for the Kude Building, HECSA’s largest consuming
building, is expected to be reduced by 50 percent, Stiller said.
reduction will be achieved through the installation of high efficiency
condensing boilers, chiller plant optimization, installation of programmable
thermostats, installation of a new direct digital control system, replacement
of air handling units, low-flow toilet and sink water conservation measures,
and non-chemical water treatment that will reduce water usage from blow down
and eliminate chemical usage,” she said.
project will lead to infrastructure modernization that will replace equipment
beyond the end of expected life, and it will also provide technical resources
to HECSA enabling them to make intelligent facility decisions.
will provide HECSA with a comprehensive energy project that supports U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers’ goals for reducing utility costs and energy consumption,”
Both civil works projects are scheduled to be
completed in early 2017.