Accession Number:

ADA127871

Title:

Determination of Civil Works Energy Consumption Baseline.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This report describes the first phase of research to establish energy consumption baselines for Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works activities, identify the most viable options for reducing petroleum fuels consumption, and establish energy conservation goals by specific activity. This work is an analysis of Civil Works energy consumption. The analysis was based on data obtained from the Defense Energy Information System, Corps of Engineers Districts, and results of the national dredging survey. The results of the analysis indicate that Civil Works activities are strongly dependent on petroleum fuels one estimate shows that 90 percent of the total consumption is petroleum-related. The analysis results were used to derive energy consumption baselines for the major Civil Works activities dredging, lock and dam operations, and mat laying. These baselines were determined to be as follows dredging -- 58,000 Btucu yd lock and dam operations -- 5 million Btuday and mat laying -- 775,000 Btusquare of mat. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE