Energy Impact Analysis of the Military Construction - Army Building Delivery System.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The objectives of this study were to do an energy impact analysis of the Military Construction -- Army MCA building delivery process to assess how energy conservation can be more effectively implemented into the process, and to recommend where additional work is needed to develop 1 proposals for modifying the actions taken during the MCA process in order to make new Army facilities more energy efficient, 2 requirements for energy analysis tools and procedures to help improve energy conservation, and 3 research and development requirements for improving the energy efficiency of buildings. The results of the energy impact analysis show that the present MCA process does not hinder the delivery of energy-efficient buildings. However, the MCA process does not ensure that energy-efficient buildings will be delivered, nor does it encourage personnel involved in the MCA process to produce an energy-effective facility. Further, the energy impact analysis shows that while there are significant requirements in the MCA process for considering conservation and alternate energy sources, not enough guidance is available on how to effectively address those requirements. This report also shows that the MCA process assesses energy impacts primarily during the late concept and final design phases. Only a little attention is directed to energy impacts during planning, programming, early concept design or construction, even though decisions at these phases can significantly affect the energy consumption of the final building.
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