A new Executive Order tells building mangers to cut emissions by 30% below 1990 levels by 2010, far stricter than the overall emissions the administration has pledged to take under the Kyoto global warming agreement.
The President also will call for the federal government to cut its energy use by 35% by 2020, expanding the current goal of a 30% drop in energy consumption by 2005, while saving $1 billion in the process.
Federal buildings are energy hogs, using about 32% more energy per square foot than the average private sector building, while spending $4.2 billion annually for power and fuel.
Most affected will be the Defense Department, which accounts for 75% of energy used by the federal government.
Viron Energy Services is a subsidiary of York International Corp., York, Pa. Pepco Energy Services is a subsidiary of Potomac Electric Power Co., Washington, D.C.
The 18-year, $200 million contract will implement energy-saving measures for the Military District of Washington (MDW). The MDW is a major Army command encompassing five Army posts. More than 2,100 buildings were examined for energy improvements.
Viron and Pepco Energy Services will provide energy engineering, equipment installation, construction supervision, maintenance, operations, and monitoring over the contract’s term to produce energy savings that will pay for these improvements.
The energy-saving measures will cover a range of technologies, including lighting, building envelope, building automation systems, chillers, controls, hvac, boilers, and water conservation. Some of the energy-saving measures will include the following.