Accession Number:

ADA160909

Title:

An Investigation of Factors Affecting the Success of Facility Energy Conservation at Air Force Installations.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

This thesis studied factors affecting facility energy conservation at Air Force installations. As of 30 Sept 1984, the Air Force has collectively achieved a 14.1 percent reduction in facility energy consumption which is far short of the 20 percent goal set for FY85. A clear understanding is needed as to why certain bases have successful energy conservation programs and others do not. The study was accomplished by a statistical analysis of a multiple linear regression model based upon energy and weather data collected on 77 bases during the years 1980 through 1984. The investigation considered 27 variables believed to affect energy conservation. These variables include cooling degree days, costs of EMCS and ECIP projects, square footage, change in square footage from the baseline, difference between the baseline weather and the 20-year average, climatic zone 2, and bases within the Tactical Air Command. It was concluded that the present method used to measure energy conservation does not provide a true indication of a bases energy efforts. The current method fails to consider the effect of numerous uncontrollable factors affecting energy conservation.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE