Project Description

Naval Air Station Oceana – U.S. Navy

  • $44 Million project cost.
  • 2,300,000 SF in scope of work.
  • Decentralized the base’s steam heating system.
  • Facilities included barracks, research facilities, office buildings, warehouse buildings, and computer labs.

Some of GEI’s recommended Energy Conservation Measures included:

  • Infrared heating systems.
  • Control system improvements.
  • Lighting improvements.
  • Water conservation measures.
  • Geothermal heat pumps.
  • Centralized chilled water systems.
  • High efficiency boiler applications.
  • Retro Commissioning opportunities.
  • Energy efficient equipment upgrades.

Systems design includes:

  • Geothermal systems at 4 buildings.
  • Infrared heating.
  • Solar water heating.
  • High efficiency condensing boilers.
  • Chillers.
  • Variable volume air handler conversions.
  • Pumping Systems optimization.

GEI performed a detailed investment grade energy audit and models as well as engineering design for new systems in 43 existing buildings around the Naval Base as part of the Phase II ESPC Contract.