Pensacola, Fla. - Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast’s Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola completed its final inspection of an energy conservation project for the Naval History and Heritage Command’s National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) at Naval Air Station Pensacola Feb. 28.
“The project was the result of a $7 million Utility Energy Services Contract with Energy Services of Pensacola and it is expected to save the Navy over $366,000 per year in utility costs,” said Sabrina Williams, NAS Pensacola’s Installation Energy Manager.
“The dedicated efforts of NAS Pensacola’s PWD and Energy Services of Pensacola and their partner, Siemens Building Technologies Division, resulted in construction completion nearly a month ahead of schedule,” said NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Chris Plummer.
The work included the replacement of 19 roof-top air handling units and upgrades to the Energy Management Control System for the NNAM as well as improvements to its chiller plant in the form of high efficiency chiller and cooling tower replacements and the implementation of chiller plant optimization controls to maximize efficiency while meeting the needs of the museum.
The project’s energy savings will make significant contributions toward the mandated requirements of the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 and Executive Order 13423 which require specific reductions in energy in federal facilities of at least 30 percent, by fiscal year 2015.
The utility energy services contract was awarded in September of 2011.
The NNAM is the world's largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. On display are over 150 restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation in the Museum’s nearly 300,000 square feet of exhibit space and 37-acre grounds. The museum’s west wing is devoted almost exclusively to World War II carrier aviation and showcases a full-size replica of USS Cabot's aircraft carrier island and flight deck. (http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/the-museum)