Energy & Water Audits - United States Naval Hospital Beaufort, SC

For the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pond provided facility auditing services for six facilities totaling 349,485 square feet at the Naval Hospital Beaufort (NHB), South Carolina. Pond’s architects and engineers conducted detailed energy and water surveys of the identified facilities and their associated systems and reviewed all available utility information. In addition, the audit services consisted of investigating and identifying Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs); developing applicable ECOs into Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) on each facility in the following areas: renewable energy projects, mechanical, electrical, building envelopes and water conservation projects; and summarizing the ECMs with their associated life cycle costs and their Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) into one consolidated report. The established ECMs were organized in the following manner:

  • Retro-commissioning (effective operation of current systems)
  • Steam & Condensate Systems
  • Boiler Plant Modifications
  • Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
  • Weatherization
  • Lighting Systems
  • Energy
  • Recovery Systems
  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Facility Energy Improvements
  • Water Conservation

The results of this audit will enable NHB to meet and exceed Federal Energy Reduction Legislation and will establish a master energy and water conservation plan for the implementation of future projects to improve energy and water efficiencies. Across the six facilities, projected energy savings are averaging above an 11% reduction. Our team estimated approximately $75,000 in annual savings as a result of:

  • Maximizing energy and cost savings
  • Minimizing maintenance requirements
  • Minimizing cost and maximize reliability
  • Increasing the useful life of the equipment
  • Increasing the quality of the installed equipment and controls
  • Providing permanence of ECM installed

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