Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (NAS JRB NOLA) provides training for active-duty and reserve components of all branches of the armed services. Retro-commissioning is required every four years at most federal facilities as specified in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA).
2RW provided retro-commissioning services to identify building system operational changes, repairs, and upgrades could help reduce energy use.
Challenges on this project included identifying ways to handle dehumidification in an extremely humid climate.
2RW’s energy engineers identified a number of energy savings opportunities, some of which included control modifications for sequences of operations and equipment scheduling. We recommended repairs and replacements throughout the 12 buildings to improve building efficiency and occupant comfort. NAS JRB NOLA implemented nearly all of the recommendations.
The success of this project was measured both in occupant comfort and energy savings.
OWNER: Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
TIMEFRAME: 2012 – 2013
SIZE: 231,261 SF
ESTIMATED ENERGY SAVINGS: 31%