Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - November 7, 2022
Navy Homes Improve Energy Efficiency
Balfour Beatty Communities, a residential real estate and management company, improved the energy performance of more than 4.900 homes at 11 Navy installations as part of its Navy Southeast Housing partnership.
The large-scale renovation project was launched to bring both water and energy-conservation improvements through a self-funding Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).
“These energy upgrades will immediately enhance the comfort of our residents across the Navy Southeast portfolio, and the future utility savings realized will be reinvested to fund further renovations and improvements,” said Ed Lopes, Vice President Project Development for Balfour Beatty Communities in a statement. “This project also directly supports the Department of Defense objective to improve the resiliency of our military installations.”
The $31 million project will bring conservation upgrades to privatized military family housing communities operated by Balfour Beatty Communities at Naval Air Station Jacksonville (FL), Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (TX), Naval Air Station Key West (FL), Naval Air Station Meridian (MS), Naval Air Station Pensacola (FL), Naval Air Station Whiting Field (FL), Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport (MS), Naval Station Mayport (FL), Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay (GA), Naval Support Activity Charleston (SC), and Naval Support Activity Panama City (FL).
Work is underway at several sites and Balfour Beatty Communities expects all homes across the 11 installations will be completed in the fall of 2023.
The turnkey project is being delivered in conjunction with ENGIE Services U.S. Upgrades will include new, high-efficiency HVAC systems equipped with modern thermostats and humidity-sensing bathroom exhaust fan switches, reduce mechanical outages, and standardize equipment across the portfolio which will reduce operating and maintenance costs. The project will also improve the homes with weatherization sealing, and provide comprehensive water efficiency and energy upgrades through domestic water retrofits and LED lighting technology.
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