The U.S. Department of Navy (Navy) selected Heery to develop energy assessments and surveys of 500 buildings at 12 installations, totaling over 24 million SF. All sites are along the east coast of the United States.
Heery was responsible for developing facility inspection methods and energy savings reports for each site. The information provided the Navy with decision-making information on funding for energy savings projects in accordance with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This work is a part of a large DOD facilities upgrade effort for Navy property assets. The audits will also help identify and plan for future projects and support the Navy Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Program.
The project team surveyed each facility and assessed the mechanical, electrical and architectural systems for energy savings opportunities. This audit included identifying conventional energy retrofits and renewable energy opportunities like wind energy, solar electricity, solar heating (water & ventilation), ground-source heat pumps, natural lighting, high-efficiency equipment, and water saving opportunities. In addition, the team assessed existing energy use, systems performance and systems energy use.