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Energy Management System (EMS) Study, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Department of the Army, Baltimore District, Corps of Engineers; Executive Summary.

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General Location Fort Belvoir is an 8,656 acre Post held fee simple by the US Army. It is located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 14 miles south of Washington, D.C., situated primarily on a peninsula of the Potomac River. Interstate 95 and US Route 1 provide primary transportation links to Norfolk, Washington, DC, and other cities. Fort Belvoir is an Army Installation under the Command of the United States Military District of Washington MDW. Installation Mission Since 1988 and its transfer to the MDW, Fort Belvoirs mission has shifted from training to service to MDW and the National Capitol Region NCR. Within its eight mission elements are contingency military support to the NCR, Regional Administrative Center, Regional Logistics Support, Regional Recreation Center, Classroom Center, Housing and other regional activities. The Installation is now referred to as U.S. Army Fort Belvoir. Ft. Belvoir has been tasked, by Executive Order 12902, with reducing the total energy consumption on the Installation by 30 of the FY1985 level by the year FY2005. The purpose of this study is to determine the most effective Energy Management Systems EMS to install to assist in meeting this challenge. The analysis performed was based upon five buildings of different function, occupancy and scheduling, as well as different types of mechanical systems. Three different EMS types were analyzed for their advantages and applicability to each building. The results of this study are to be used to evaluate other buildings on the Installation. The three types of systems analyzed for this study are the FM Relay FMR, the Power Line Carrier PLC and the Direct Digital Control DDC Systems.

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

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