Honeywell is upgrading building systems at nine U.S. Coast Guard locations across California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. The improvements – which include solar-powered utility metering and hot water technology – are expected to help the Coast Guard reduce its utility bills at these locations by more than 15 percent.
The 11-year, $15.1-million conservation program will impact 2.2 million square feet of space. The work is funded by the energy savings the facility improvements generate. Honeywell guarantees the savings through a performance contract so the work should not increase Coast Guard operating budgets or require additional taxpayer dollars, according to the company. This is Honeywell’s second performance contract with the Coast Guard since 1999.
The conservation measures are expected to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by more than 7.5 million pounds.
Honeywell will put in modern boilers and chillers, high-efficiency motors for heating, ventilation and air condition systems, and almost 1,500 high-efficiency toilets and faucets. In addition, the company will install more than 170 solar collectors for hot water generation, retrofit the Coast Guard’s existing light fixtures and compressed air systems used for buoy maintenance, and add daytime lighting, such as skylights.