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Rebuild America Program – Brazos Valley Energy Conservation Coalition – Quarterly Report for July – September 1998
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The Brazos Valley Energy Conservation Coalition (BVECC), administered by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) of Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas received notification of the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE)-Rebuild America award in June, 1996. The contract was finalized between the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and USDOE in November 1996. The BVECC members include the Energy Systems Laboratory (Texas A&M University), Texas Energy Engineering Services Inc. (TEESI), City of Bryan/Bryan Utilities (COB), Smart Energy Systems (SES) financing company. The coalition was awarded $499,522 to conduct energy conservation/environmental improvement projects in Texas with a total cost of approximately $6 million, in facilities with 2 million square feet area, over five years project period. Since November 1996, the BVECC has performed several activities related to the Rebuild America Program.
DescriptionThe BVECC has contacted forty-eight (48) facilities in Texas to join the Rebuild America project. Twenty-one (21) facilities have signed the special form that authorizes the BVECC to conduct walk-through energy audits of their sites. The BVECC has conducted preliminary walk-through energy audits in ten (10) of these facilities. To date, nine (9) facilities have joined the Rebuild America program covering total area of more than eight (8) million square feet. The total estimated project cost is over $10 million and the estimated annual savings are well over $2.5 million with an estimated payback of 4.1 years.
Yazdani, B.; Haberl, J. S.; Turner, W. D.; Claridge, D. E. (1998). Rebuild America Program – Brazos Valley Energy Conservation Coalition – Quarterly Report for July – September 1998. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), Texas A&M University. Available electronically from