User Guide for Single Building Controllers,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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A tremendous opportunity exists for the Navy to save energy used for heating and cooling buildings by using single building controllers. Thompson Laboratory at China Lake NWC, California is one example. A single building controller was installed with pre- and post-metering. A simple pulley change on the air handling units resulted in a 40 percent energy savings. The single building controller contributed another 40 percent savings, resulting in a payback of 6 months with a total cost of 20,000.00. There was no impact on comfort and all building ventilation requirements were met. A few prerequisites are necessary for effective installation of single building controllers. One person needs to be excited about energy conservation and willing to work. That person needs the support of the commander and active cooperation from the building occupants. Buildings that are suitable for single building controllers are those that consume at least 10,000.00 of energy a year for heating and cooling, are not occupied on a 24-hour basis, and do not have temperature sensitive equipment or material inside the building. Excellent candidate buildings are administration and office buildings.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating