The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) is a program that assists the Army in achieving the federally mandated energy and water reduction goals by conducting energy optimization assessments that identify energy conservation measures. The audits are a means of achieving the near-term goals of 30 percent energy reduction by 2015 (2003 baseline) and 16 percent water use reduction by 2015 and 26 percent by the end of fiscal year 2020 (2007 baseline) as mandated in Executive Orders 13423 and 13514, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 05), and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 07).
There are three levels of energy audits;
- Level I Walk through Energy Assessment,
- Level II includes Level I plus detailed assessment with calculations, and
- Level III includes I & II plus in-depth "investment grade" ready to advertise project development containing well-defined scopes and cost estimates.
These audits apply a comprehensive and strategic approach to the energy sources with consideration given to both renewable and non-renewable energy conservation measures and may include improvements related to the energy generation process; distribution systems; controls; building envelope; lighting; internal mechanical and electrical loads; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); and any other energy-consuming, energy-generating, or energy interfacing systems.
In addition to the energy audits, USACE provides third party financing options via our Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC), Savings Performance Contracting (USPC), and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), which allows organizations to implement these energy conservation measures at no cost to them. We provide utility rate billings review services via our Commercial Utilities Program (CUP) where we represent an organization when dealing with a utility company.