U.S. Army Resource Efficiency Management Program Support


  • Client USACE Engineering & Support
  • Location Multiple Locations, CONUS
  • Year 2009-2015
  • Project Focus REM Services

What We Did

  • Expanded existing facility management resources.
  • Focused on no-and low-cost opportunities in order to reduce energy consumption in real-time.
  • Efforts to reduce energy costs and consumption were successful, and mandated energy conservation goals were met.

Project Description

MCFA held a multi-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville District Engineering and Support Center, providing Resource Efficiency Managers (REMs) at Department of Defense campuses and installations nationwide. The total program capacity was $40 million over a period of 5 years, and concentrated on energy savings, energy demand reduction, and renewable energy solutions.

MCFA REMs worked in conjunction with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to support and implement the Army’s Energy Management Program, which focused on reducing overall utility costs and energy consumption by reducing energy intensity by at least three percent per year and water consumption intensity by at least two percent per year, in accordance with federal mandates. MCFA REMs evaluated existing and new facilities for potential utility and energy savings opportunities at multiple U.S. Army campuses and installations nationwide. MCFA’s scope included all aspects of energy management planning and implementation, such as analyzing and executing the redesign and programming of energy management and control systems for optimal efficiency and providing third party reviews and draft recommendations to the Government for implementation in future projects.

MCFA’s current and previous on-site REM services include the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; Installation Management Command, San Antonio, TX; Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, NJ; Fort McCoy, WI; Carlisle Barracks, PA; and Fort Hamilton, NY. At West Point, MCFA REMs identified energy efficiency opportunities and provided workable solutions to reduce utility costs, energy consumption, and energy demand. MCFA REMs provided comprehensive demand-side energy management reduction services to support the mission and the ongoing energy program, as well as supported the identification and implementation of energy conservation measures as part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract. MCFA provided valued assistance and guidance in planning and managing necessary actions to achieve increased energy efficiencies and attain net zero energy recognition. At Carlisle Barracks and Fort Hamilton, MCFA REMs identified projects such as upgrades to the existing DDC system, re-sequencing of building automation controls, recalibration of heat timers, identification of locations for potential solar PV projects, and siting of test and follow-on geothermal heat harvesting (ground source heat pumps).

MCFA’s efforts under the Army Resource Efficiency Manager program have directly identified over $17M in savings and assisted in identification/execution of over $26M of alternatively funded/financeable projects.