MCB Quantico

MCB Quantico

Energy and Water Assessment

Location: MCB Quantico
Owner: Sain Engineering Associates, Inc.

Energy Assessment

In 2011 Sain Engineering Associates (SEA) performed a comprehensive energy audit of 125 buildings representing approximately 2,960,567 sq. ft. at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The primary purpose of the audit was to describe, measure, and identify as many energy conservation measures (ECMs) as could be economically implemented. ECMs identified included:

  • Lighting Upgrades and Controls
  • Water Conservation Measures
  • Building Envelope Measures
  • HVAC Controls
  • HVAC Measures
  • Domestic Hot Water Measures
  • Geothermal Energy (Ground Source Heat Pump)
  • Solar Thermal Measures
  • Retro-commissioning
  • Equipment Efficiency Measures

 

SEA identified 11 ECMs with an estimated savings of 132,863 million British thermal units (MBtu) per year. The following table is a summary of each ECM’s with a simple payback period under 15 years (plus those ECMs with payback periods over 15 years which were specifically requested for economic analysis by the client).

Geothermal Energy (Ground Source Heat Pump)

In 2011 Sain Engineering Associates (SEA) performed power generation calculations and cost savings calculations to determine if power generation using geothermal energy was a viable option for MCB Quantico. The analysis led to an annual cost savings of $151,015 and an estimated implementation cost of $2,941,632 for ground source heat pumps throughout the base.

Solar Thermal

In 2011 Sain Engineering Associates (SEA) performed power generation calculations and cost savings calculations to determine if power generation using solar energy was a viable option for MCB Quantico. The analysis led to an annual cost savings of $97,531 and an estimated implementation cost of $888,653 for roof-mounted solar thermal panels.

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