Original Date: 11/03/1996
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Energy Management
With an annual energy consumption of 5 million BTUs, Oak Ridge spends approximately $32 million per year on electricity, coal, and natural gas. To oversee its energy costs and needs, Oak Ridge established an energy management team.
The energy management team consists of an energy manager for each site (the Y-12 Plant, the East Tennessee Technology Park, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and ten energy management engineers. Through its expertise and coordination, the team has conducted energy and lighting studies; performed piping analyses to evaluate electrical and HVAC systems; analyzed building components; and developed specifications for retro-fit projects. Oak Ridge established training programs that include predictive and preventive maintenance (PM) techniques for the energy management staff. Oak Ridge also provides engineering services and technical support to government and industry organizations; assists manufacturers with applied research and development; and operates a testbed facility for analyzing air conditioning equipment, refrigeration equipment, electric motors, and pumps.
Oak Ridge has received numerous awards for its energy management efforts. Awards include the Department of Energy (DOE) Defense Program’s In-House Energy Management Award in 1994; the Federal Energy Management Program’s Showcase Facility Award in 1995; and the DOE’s Renew America Award in 1996.
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