SEA Energy Consultant
SEA discovered 62 Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) with an average 8-year simple payback and combined annual cost savings of $3.2 million.
About the Facility
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 critically wounded service members.
At A Glance
Annual Cost Savings
SEA completed an ASHRAE Level II energy assessment for approximately 6 million square feet of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Included in the assessment was the 515k sq. ft. America Building – Outpatient Facility. This structure houses facilities for radiation oncology treatment, the Cancer Centers of Excellence, and the Military Advanced Training Center.
Scope of Work
SEA’s energy team developed facility assessments of existing conditions while investigating all of the building systems, equipment and envelope. Data Analytics of the Building Automation Systems and meter recording occurred as well as IR scanning and reporting. SEA worked with the client to develop criteria for project bundling of energy conservation measures (ECMs). The maximum Return on Investments (ROI), life-cycle costing and total project costs were included in the calculations. Some of the major recommendations, included:
- Electrical System and Lighting Improvements
- Water Conservation / Upgrades
- Energy Management Controls System
- Retro Commissioning
- Exhaust Air Optimization and Energy Recovery (ERX)
- Solar domestic hot water heating system to supplement existing DHW systems
- Demand Control / Ventilation