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Fort Hunter Liggett

Boosting morale — and the bottom line…

01 Project Overview

Located approximately 150 miles south of San Francisco in southern Monterey County, California, Fort Hunter Liggett provides world-class training for combat support and combat service support units of the Army Reserve, and also offers top training opportunities to all US military components and allied nations. The base has achieved top honors for their Net Zero site efforts and now focuses on optimizing their buildings’ efficiencies. 

 

project location

project savings

$ 150000

project duration

13 MONTHS

square footage

645,000

status

COMPLETE

PROBLEM

The installation was becoming increasingly plagued by aging infrastructure and inefficient mechanical systems, which were affecting everything from propane consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to soldier comfort and quality of life.

SOLUTION

Fort Hunter Liggett, in conjunction with Pacific Gas & Electric, partnered with Southland Energy to develop and implement a $4.8 million self-funded Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC). Southland Energy was selected to identify energy conservation measures and help achieve the base’s goals across 27 buildings and over 645,000 square feet.  

The design-build energy conservation measures included site-wide exterior LED lighting, high-efficiency HVAC equipment installation, expanding and upgrading energy management controls, and domestic plumbing installation, as well as high-efficiency transformer opportunities and battery storage expansion for the existing Photovoltaic system. The exterior lighting measure extended to Parks Reserve Training Force Area (PRFTA) in Dublin, California, which is managed by the Fort Hunter Liggett’s Directorate of Public Works. 

Southland’s turnkey services included conducting a detailed feasibility study, design and engineering services, demolition of jet propellant 8 (JP-8) and propane tanks, and installation of HVAC rooftop units, ductwork, four 1000-gallon domestic hot water storage tanks, air to water heat pumps, and variable air volume. Southland also expanded and upgraded the facilities’ BACnet compatible Tridium building management systems. The upgrade improved the system’s operational efficiency by enabling the staff to perform controls, energy management, and system diagnostics and troubleshooting. 

SERVICES PREFORMED:

The Bottom Line

$ 200
thousand/dollars

Annual Cost
Savings

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

%
reduced by

Propone
Consumption

10 %
reduced by

J8 Fuel
Consumption

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