Friday, November 16, 2012
Right now, two proposals we’ve put together in partnership with Trane and Dahtzen Chu — an engineer from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) — are in the final round of the Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).
Scot presented both proposals to the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., in September, and the winners are expected to be announced in January of 2013.
Combined, the proposals have the potential to save the Department of Defense (and American taxpayers) over $3.3 billion over the course of 20 years.
The first proposal is to install LOBOS Energy Efficiency systems at two military facilities, Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma and Fort Bragg in North Carolina. In 2010 a LOBOS-based chiller plant upgrade was installed at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, and it’s reduced energy consumption there by more than 60%. These two additional projects are designed to demonstrate that LOBOS can create 30-50% energy savings in more hot and humid climates where many Defense Department installations are located.
A successful demonstration would allow LOBOS systems to be installed in DoD facilities around the globe, creating a potential $1.3 billion in energy savings over 20 years.
The second proposal involves installing another patented Enerliance technology — the High Efficiency Dehumidification System (HEDS) — at DoD facilities in high-humidity environments. This proposal represents approximately $2 billion in potential savings over 20 years.
If they’re approved, both projects would begin in March of 2013 and run for 30 months.
“Whether or not we are awarded a project, it is an honor for both of our entries to have made it to the final round,” said Scot.
He concluded, “Both projects are designed to reduce energy waste and improve comfort, productivity and the health situation of our fighting men and women and their support staff.”
Check out our press release on the competition to learn more.