The following publications feature information about NREL's work with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on energy projects.
Army Net Zero: Lessons Learned in Net Zero Energy (Report)
The U.S. Army (Army) presents a compilation of lessons learned from the Army's Net Zero Pilot Implementation Program, including specific examples of activities in each of the Net Zero Implementation Framework's implementation phases, and feedback from those involved with the Net Zero pilot program.
Army Net Zero: Guide to Renewable Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) Projects (Report)
The U.S. Army's (Army) Guide to Renewable Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) Projects is intended to serve as a desk reference for energy managers at Army installations who are preparing renewable energy (RE) energy conservation investment program (ECIP) applications. This guide provides practical information on six RE technologies and walks the energy manager through the process of creating a technically and financially sound RE ECIP application. Techno-economic guidance is provided on solar photovoltaic (PV), solar hot water (SHW), solar ventilation preheating (SVP), ground source heat pump (GSHP), biomass, and wind technologies.
Army Net Zero Energy Roadmap and Program Summary (Report)
The U.S. Army (Army) partnered with NREL and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assess opportunities for increasing energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations across the Army's portfolio. Referred to as Net Zero Energy Installations (NZEIs), these projects demonstrate and validate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies with approaches that can be replicated across DOD and other Federal agencies, setting the stage for broad market adoption.
Waste-to-Energy: Hawaii and Guam Energy Improvement Technology Demonstration Project (Report)
NREL and the U.S. Navy have worked together to demonstrate new or leading-edge commercial energy technologies whose deployment will support the U.S. DOD in meeting its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals while enhancing installation energy security. A promising waste-to-energy technology was selected for demonstration at the Hickam Commissary on the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
Reducing Plug Loads in Office Spaces: Hawaii and Guam Energy Improvement Technology Demonstration Project (Report)
As part of its overall strategy to meet its energy goals, the U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command partnered with NREL to rapidly demonstrate and deploy cost-effective renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. This project demonstrated the performance of commercially available advanced power strips for plug load energy reductions at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
Reducing Idle Power Consumption in Office Spaces Saves U.S. Navy in Energy Costs (Fact Sheet)
As part of a two-year project to demonstrate energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, and energy systems integration, NREL identified advanced plug load controls as a promising technology for reducing energy use and related costs in the U.S. Navy's Naval Facilities Engineering Command office spaces.
Residential Energy Efficiency Demonstration: Hawaii and Guam Energy Improvement Technology Demonstration Project (Report)
DOD has partnered with NREL to rapidly demonstrate and deploy cost-effective renewable energy and energy-efficiency technologies. The scope of this project was to demonstrate tools and technologies to reduce energy use in military housing, with particular emphasis on measuring and reducing loads related to consumer electronics, hot water, and whole-house cooling.
Residential Energy-Efficiency Equipment Shown to be a Good Investment for U.S. Navy (Fact Sheet)
A two-year project between the NREL and the U.S. Navy's Naval Facilities Engineering Command to demonstrate energy efficiency technologies at bases in Hawaii and Guam resulted in the identification of several promising options for reducing energy use and costs, including whole-house energy efficiency retrofits.
Retrofitting Inefficient Rooftop Air-Conditioning Units Reduces U.S. Navy Energy Use (Fact Sheet)
As part of the U.S. Navy's overall energy strategy, NREL partnered with the U.S. Navy’s Navy Facilities Engineering Command to demonstrate market-ready energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, and energy systems integration. One such technology - retrofitting rooftop air-conditioning units with an advanced rooftop control system - was identified as a promising source for reducing energy use and costs, and can contribute to increasing energy security.
Energy Management System Lowers U.S. Navy Energy Costs Through PV System Interconnection (Fact Sheet)
To meet the U.S. Navy's energy goals, NREL and the U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command spent two years collaborating on demonstrations that tested market-ready energy efficiency measures, renewable energy generation, and energy systems integration. One such technology - an energy management system - was identified as a promising method for reducing energy use and costs, and can contribute to increasing energy security.
DOE, NREL Help DOD Enhance Energy Security (Fact Sheet)
Provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's and NREL's work with DOD to deploy large-scale energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technologies to reduce costs.