Demonstration of the Energy Component of the Installation Master Plan Using the Net Zero Energy Planner Tool
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Champaign
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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.