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Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models, Stabilization of Data Logging Environment and Development of Metering Plan and Shopping List for Fort Hood, Texas
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This report has been prepared for the United States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (CERL) located at Champaign, IL. The report describes the work performed by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) of Texas A&M University System at Ft. Hood army base in Texas. The project at Ft. Hood was divided into three major Tasks: Task A: Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models for Ft. Hood; Task B: Provide Stable Data Logging at Ft. Hood; Task C: Provide Metering Plan and Shopping List of Necessary Data Points at Ft. Hood to Meter and Monitor Energy Use.
DescriptionThe report is divided into three main parts representing the three tasks of the project. The objectives of Task A are to develop baseline monthly models of (i) electricity use, (ii) electricity demand, (iii) gas use, and (iv) water use both at the whole-base level and at the three cantonment area-level for Fort Hood, Texas and illustrate their use as screening tools for detecting changes in future utility bills and also to track/evaluate the extent to which the Presidential Executive Order mandating 30% decrease in energy utility bills from 1986 to 2005 is being met. This task also evaluates two different types of energy modeling software, PRISM and EModel, in order to ascertain which is more appropriate of baseline modeling of large installations. The objectives of Task B are to provide a stable data logging environment, and inspection and archiving of data coming from five existing data loggers at the base. This task also included the installation of a weather station (temperature, humidity and solar sensors) at the west substation, and the installation of the ESL's Monitor software for use by the Energy Office at the base. The objective of Task C is to provide a metering plan and shopping list of necessary data points to provide CERL with energy measurements capability at Ft. Hood.
SubjectUnited States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories
Monthly Utility Models
Saman, N. F.; Reddy, T. A.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D. (1995). Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models, Stabilization of Data Logging Environment and Development of Metering Plan and Shopping List for Fort Hood, Texas. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from