Accession Number : AD1002568

Title :   Demonstration of the Energy Component of the Installation Master Plan Using the Net Zero Energy Planner Tool

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Champaign United States

Personal Author(s) : Zhivov,Alexander ; Case,Michael ; Liesen,Richard ; Swanson,Mathew

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 168

Abstract : This work demonstrated the energy master planning (EMP) concept and automated Net Zero Planner tool (NZP) developed by the Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) at two U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) installations: United States Military Academy, West Point (USMA) and Portsmouth Navy Shipyard (PNSY). The NZP Tool incorporates the concept and various automated modules to integrate optimization across buildings, distribution, and generation systems. Results demonstrated that use of the NZP Tool reduces the time required for the analysis and the analysis cost to 35% of the time required by the alternative current best practice. Lessons learned from the project were used to make many user interface changes were made throughout the program to facilitate the process, to ease data entry, and to help determine the information required to produce useful, relevant output reports. Funding for this demonstration was provided by the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) - Energy and Water Project # EW-201240.

Descriptors :   COST ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE