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NASA Site Survey, Thorough Analysis, and Energy Audit for NASA’s Building 46

NASA is required to reduce their energy consumption by 3% each year, leading to 30% by the end of fiscal year (FY) 2015, as compared to an FY 2003 baseline. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is also required to perform energy audits on their facilities once every year in an effort to reduce energy consumption and optimize building system performance for all buildings.

This building survey and report is an ASHRAE Level I report, with aspects included for an ASHRAE Level II audit which was developed from ASHRAE guidelines combined with a retro-commissioning report. The goal of the survey and report is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the building systems operation and energy performance and to identify any improvements that would assist JSC in meeting its energy reduction goal.

NASA

Challenge

  • Reduce annual energy consumption by 3% targeting a 30% reduction by 2015 (2003 baseline)
  • Comprehensive evaluation of the building system operation
  • Optimize building system performance to reduce energy consumption
  • Identify areas for improvement to assist in meeting the energy reduction goal

Resolution

  • Provide comprehensive energy and water audits per ASHRAE guidelines
  • Perform Retro-Commissioning services to provide functional testing of building systems to identify control and/or operational deficiencies
  • Log energy use data with Energy Star Portfolio Manager Software to establish Energy Utilization Index baseline
  • Measures to reduce energy consumption and utility costs

Outcome

  • Reduction of the Data Center PUE from 1,79 to 1.73
  • Implementation of all the recommended EMCs will reduce electrical demand by up to 25 kW, and will save (each year):
    • 349,206 kWh
    • 157 MMBtu of steam
    • 880.8 MMBtu of chilled water
    • 45,496 gallons of water

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  • Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities
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  • Mission-Critical / Data Center
  • Sustainable Design
  • Laboratory
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  • Interiors
  • Historic Retrofit / Renovation
  • Resort / Gaming
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  • Retail / Restaurant
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  • Architectural Lighting Design
  • Special Projects

PTS has an impressive track record for unique architectural and engineering designs. We specialize in all aspects of architectural as well as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and building services engineering for virtually every type of building or structure.

In addition, we specialize in vendor-neutral design of all systems and sub-systems for all building types.

Further, our architects and engineers thrive on challenge. We aspire to achieve the optimal solution for every project. We do this by using a combination of proven design and engineering principles, processes, experience, and innovative thinking.

Contact PTS for your Next Project

You shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to your facility. Our expert team assesses your unique needs, and then employs a proven plan that reduces the amount of support infrastructure you will need.

The result is higher efficiency, reduced complexity and better resiliency at lower cost… all at the same time.

Contact us for a quick chat to discuss PTS Design & Engineering services for commercial and industrial projects.

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