ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, has selected Siemens to address energy and water infrastructure needs and improve energy efficiency at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) via a $24 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC).
The energy and water savings are guaranteed by Siemens and will support the Army’s efforts to meet its White House mandate as outlined in Executive Order (EO) 13693 that federal facilities reduce their energy consumption by 2.5 percent per year and potable water consumption by 2 percent per year by fiscal year 2025. The USACE has been one of the most active users of ESPCs in the federal government. The cost of the project is being funded by the energy savings generated through the energy conservation measures being installed and operated by the Building Technologies division of Siemens Industry Inc.
The energy conservation measures to be performed by the Siemens team will address the depot’s infrastructure needs due to age and the harsh coastal environment in which it is located. Located on the Texas coast, CCAD was established in 1961 as a Tenant Command of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and provides repair and overhaul of helicopters, engines, and components for the U.S. Army and is the largest rotary wing repair facility in the world.
The Siemens team will perform infrastructure upgrades that are expected to result in overall energy cost reductions of 14 percent.
“The Siemens team is proud to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and apply our innovative energy and environmental expertise to help meet its mission to save energy and use renewable energy,” said Barbara Humpton, president and chief executive officer, Siemens Government Technologies Inc. (SGT), which holds the contract with the USACE. “As the largest single user of energy in the U.S., the federal government is leading by example through its commitment to improving the energy efficiency of America’s publicly-owned buildings, parks, and historic sites, reducing carbon emissions and enhancing the nation’s energy security.”
As a certified energy service company, Siemens provides expertise for meeting federal energy goals and optimizing energy management — from energy audits and full program design, to alternative financing that covers costs while energy savings are realized. Siemens’ performance-based solutions leave appropriated funds intact and leverage energy savings to pay for facility, capital, and technology improvements. This enables federal agencies to reduce operating costs while realizing the additional value of new, energy-efficient equipment and infrastructure. These facility improvements decrease energy consumption, save money, optimize functionality, and help government agencies meet their federal mandates.
The Siemens Building Technologies Division’s offerings include building automation, HVAC, energy management, fire protection, and life safety and security. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies.
Publication date: 1/4/2016