Webster Outlying Field at Naval Station Patuxent / by Stephanie Amateis

Patuxent River, MD
Energy Upgrades for 72 Buildings Expected to Generate $29 Million in Savings

A Closer Look //

In 2014, the U.S. Navy awarded our energy team a federal ESPC project for Naval Air Station Patuxent River at the Webster Outlying Field Annex, a secure research facility and active airfield. We will upgrade 72 buildings across Webster Outlying Field and implement five major energy conservation measures. New control systems and Ground-Source Heat Pumps will replace existing oil-fired boilers and air-source chillers in five of the largest buildings at the base. Across the base, our team will upgrade the interior and exterior lighting, building controls, domestic water fixtures, and building envelopes.

This groundbreaking project is expected to reduce energy consumption in the Webster Outlying Field retrofit buildings by 38% and generate over $875,000 of annual utility and maintenance savings in the first year of performance. These energy savings will help the Navy achieve its goal of reducing total energy consumption and providing improved energy security. The project will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 5 million pounds per year, by largely eliminating use of fuel oil at the base. This is equivalent to the average annual emissions from 536 passenger vehicles or 232 homes.