Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Energy and Water Assessment
Location: NSA Bethesda
Owner: U.S Navy
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, MD, is a 243-acre Naval Medical Center Complex Base and host to more than 40 tenant commands and activities, including the largest medical complex in the Department of Defense, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The state-of-the-art Medical Center provides care to the entire military family, with special expertise in the care of the critically wounded Service Member.
SEA completed energy and water audits for almost 3 million square feet of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, while always keeping in mind the sensitive nature and special requirements of a health care facility. SEA’s audit team developed facility assessments of existing conditions while investigating all of the building systems, equipment and envelope. ECMs were evaluated for an array of potential measures, including lighting, HVAC, envelope, space conditioning, water conservation, and solar power generation. Some of the major recommendations included:
- Lighting Upgrades
- Water Conservation/Upgrades
- HVAC/HVAC Controls
- Exhaust Air Optimization and Energy Recovery (ERX)
- Solar domestic hot water heating system to supplement existing DHW systems
- Demand Control/Ventilation
FY2011 – Detailed analysis resulted in recommendations for twenty –three Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) with a less than ten year simple pay back and combined annual cost savings of almost $2 million.
FY2012 – 38 ECMs were identified with less than six years simple pay back and a combined annual cost savings of almost $1.2 million.