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Executive Summary of Energy Survey for Lyster Army Community Hospital, Ft. Rucker Army Post, Dothan, Alabama.

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In August 1987, Energy Management Consultants, Inc. was retained by the Mobile District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform an Energy Survey and an Energy Monitoring and Control System EMCS Feasibility Study for Lyster Army Community Hospital at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The Energy Monitoring and Control System EMCS Feasibility Study was completed in March 1988. The EMCS for Lyster Army Community Hospital was subsequently designed by the Mobile District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is presently being installed at the hospital. Energy consumption in the hospital will be reduced 14.7 percent in MBtus as a result of implementing the EMCS. This report summarizes results from the Energy Survey at Lyster Army Community Hospital. The purpose of this study is to identify Energy Conservation Opportunities ECOs at the facility which are technically and economically feasible. All analysis of ECOs included in this Energy Survey is based on the EMCS being installed and energy savings associated with the EMCS achieved. The Scope of Work developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave the following charge 1 Perform a thorough audit of Lyster Army Community Hospital to become familiar with operations of the facility and all energy consuming equipment. 2 Compile building and system data obtained during the field survey. Actual system data, rather than design parameters, shall be utilized for the Energy Survey. 3 Utilize a computer program to incorporate local weather data, occupancy schedules, building construction data and equipment data into a model of the facility. The computer program analysis shall be based on an hour by hour simulation. 4 Evaluate the feasibility of a computer based Energy Monitoring and control system SMCS for the facility.

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  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Computer Programming and Software

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