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FY 1983 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATA AIR FORCE 3. INSTALLATION AND LOCATION
4. PROJECT TITLE
10. DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION The work includes modification of existing facilities and energy consuming systems to conserve energy and reduce consumption of fossil fuels. 11.
REQUIREMENT : As Required. PROJECT: Provides necessary improvements, alterations, upgrade and repair
to existing structures and utility systems to reduce unnecessary energy consumption. REQUIREMENT: To continue to reduce energy consumption to acceptable levels. ENERGY CONSUMPTION: The buildings and utility systems involved were originally designed and constructed using criteria of an earlier, less energy conscious era. Drastic rise in fuel costs and a decreasing supply of energy resources make it no longer economically feasible or prudent to allow these conditions to remain unchanged. IMPACT IF NOT PROVIDED: A serious waste of energy will continue at a time when energy prices are rapidly increasing and supplies are expected to decline. ADDITIONAL: The energy conservation program includes all categories of work that save building energy. Some examples follow: Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
The majority of HVAC systems were designed when energy was inexpensive and abundant. As a result, high energy consuming systems were installed with low first cost as the main consideration. New HVAC systems and components bave since been developed which are energy efficient. Examples of retrofit projects which take advantage of these new innovations are replacement of terminal reheat systems with variable air volume systems and installation
FY 1983 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATA AIR FORCE 3 INSTALLATION AND LOCATION
VARIOUS LOCATIONS 4. PROJECT TITLE
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ENERGY CONSERVATION (CONT'D)
of economizer controls on existing HVAC equipment to eliminate the need for refrigeration equipment operation during the winter months.
Lighting Systems New technologies in lighting system components have lead to the development of energy efficient lamps, i.e. high pressure sodium. These new lamps consume from 25 percent to 50 percent less energy than fluorescents.
Boiler Plant Modifications
Steam and Condensate Systems Project involves the replacement of deteriorated and leaking distribution systems with little or no condensate return with new well insulated systems.
Energy Monitoring and Control Systems
Solar Installation of building systems to use the energy of sunlight to provide part of the services necessary.
Energy Recovery System
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