Energy Assessment at Army Installations: Chievres Airbase Belgium, Schinnen Emma Mine Netherlands, and Brussels American School
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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An Energy Optimization Assessment was conducted at Chievres Airbase Belgium, Schinnen Emma Mine Netherlands, and Brussels American School Belgium, as a part of the International Energy Agency IEA Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems ECBCS initiative to identify energy inefficiencies and wastes and to propose energy-related projects with applicable funding and execution methods that could enable the installation to better meet the requirements of Executive Order 13123 and the Energy Policy Act EPAct 2005. The scope of the Annex 46 Energy Optimization Assessment included a Level I study of the central energy plants and associated steam distribution systems providing heat to representative administrative buildings, laundry, dining facilities, and other buildings as well as an analysis of their building envelopes, ventilation air systems, and lighting. The study identified 34 different energy conservation measures ECMs. Thirty of those ECMs, which were studied in enough detail to estimate costs and savings, would reduce USAG Chievres, Schinnen Emma Mine, and Brussels American Schools annual energy use by up to 4,827MMBtuyr of thermal energy and 570,092 kWhyr for a total savings of C234K. Other ECMs that require more detailed study could save considerably more.
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies