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  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmenta...

Boilers

Boilers are fuel-burning appliances that produce either hot water or steam. The resulting steam or hot water is circulated through piping for heating or process uses. Proper maintenance and operation of boiler systems is important to ensure efficiency and reliability. The source of heat for a boiler is typically the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, coal, oil, or wood.

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Whole Building Systems

  • Water - Boilers/Steam Systems

    Boiler and steam system equipment consume varying quantities of water within large heating systems depending on the size of the equipment, the amoun...

  • HVAC - Green Tips and Strategies

    Periodically check the boiler air-fuel ratio.

  • Water - Case7

    Finding: Saved 19,574 Kgal of water and 1,109,888 MBtu of energy for savings of about three million dollars in FY11.Scope: Naval Air Station Oceana ...

  • HVAC - Operations and Maintenance Costs

    Proper maintenance extends the life of your HVAC equipment and saves energy along the way. Panicked, late night service calls for your suddenly br...

  • HVAC - System Specific Maintenance

    The Federal Energy Management Program’s guide Operations & Maintenance Best Practices has detailed guidance and checklists on the maintena...

  • HVAC - System Adjustments

    The most frequently cited measures/opportunities are: Adjust reset and set-back temperatures and temperature settings – Settings are often adjust...

  • Lighting - Optimize Building Energy Efficiency

    Some water system components, when bundled together, can significantly reduce overall building energy consumption as over eight percent of total ene...

  • Water - Conservation Measures

    Commercial buildings have significant opportunities to conserve the quantity of water needed for daily operations through thoughtful design of the b...

  • Water - System Overview

    Typical Federal Office Building Potable Water UseA typical Federal office building with 200 employees uses about 3,000 gallons of water in one day...

Materials

  • Pasta Cooker

    Pasta cookers use a large vat of boiling water to cook individual portions of pasta in small metal baskets. These units use ener...