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Energy Savings Underway in Portsmouth
June 16, 2010

According to information made available from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) high efficiency lighting construction and compressed air repairs are currently underway as part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) encompassing more than 90 buildings at four Portsmouth, Va. sites in an effort managed by NAVFAC. This December 2009 awarded contract will see a total energy savings of 32,802 Million British Thermal Units (MBTU) per year and an estimated annual cost savings of nearly $687,000.

In addition to the high efficiency lighting retrofits and the compressed air repairs now under construction, the scope of work on this contract includes Direct Digital Controls (DDC) upgrades, to begin June 21st, to 14 facilities inclusive of 59 electric meters being installed through the DDC monitoring system to assist in monitoring and billing of utilities to facilities; and 2,200 linear feet of direct buried steam and condensate line replacement at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, to begin mid-July. Norfolk Naval Shipyard, along with the Scott Annex and St. Julian’s Creek Annex sites will also receive energy saving upgrades. Expected completion date for work on this project is May 2011.

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