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.
Fort Hunter Liggett was becoming increasingly plagued by aging infrastructure and inefficient mechanical and control systems, which were preventing the installation from achieving energy reduction and sustainability goals as well as impacting the training mission and soldier comfort and quality of life. Twenty seven buildings were identified to be in dire need of upgrades to ensure they could be used effectively to house and accommodate soldier activities during training exercises. The design, installation and commissioning needed to be completed in time for soldiers to reoccupy the buildings for training missions in early 2017. This was a challenging schedule for a project with major demolition, extensive electrical work, asbestos removal and risk mitigation, and crane lifts above three stories for new rooftop HVAC units.
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. The project received a PG&E Rebate of $51,270.
Continuous communication and collaboration with PG&E and Fort Hunter Liggett, and our partners enabled Southland to successfully execute the entire project within budget, on schedule, and with zero lost time accidents.
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