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Family Housing Insulations Energy Conservation Opportunity (ECO) Study Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

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Six 6 family housing groups on the installation of Ft. Belvoir, including both detached and duplex type housing units, have been selected as prototypes for this limited scope energy study. In general, these housing units are in good condition, but are not energy efficient by todays standard. In order to meet the requirements of Executive Order 12902 March 8, 1994 Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation at Federal Facilities, various types of passive and active energy conservation measures were selected for detailed study to determine their viability based on life cycle cost analysis. Active measures include those which require the installation of new or replacement electricalmechanical equipment which would improve the energy performance of the operation of housing units as a whole, such as high efficiency lighting fixtures, programmable thermostats and whole house fans, etc. Passive measures include those which improve the thermal characteristics of the structure, such as addition of insulation to exterior wallsatticcrawl space, addition of storm windows or replacement of single pane with double pane type, etc. The intent of the study is to establish the current level of energy consumption for each of the prototype housing groups baselines, and to recommend energy conserving options, known as Energy Conservation Opportunities ECOs, which demonstrate through heating and cooling load calculations and life cycle cost simulations to be economically viable. The ECOs which meet the criteria of Energy Conservation Investment Program ECW are then packaged for funding requisition purposes, and recommendations for these prototypes may be applied to other housing groups on base with similar characteristics and projected performance.

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  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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