This Facility is the Most Energy Efficient Aviation Support Facility in the World
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) operates centralized heat and hot water systems that utilize both natural gas-fired and coal-fired boilers to serve both areas (Area A and B) of the base. These centralized heat plants are located at base facilities 20770, 31240 and 34019. Facility 31240 serves part of Area A through three distribution lines (A, C and D).
CMTA teamed with Woolpert to design a comprehensive solution to reduce energy loss study by converting the existing distribution systems to natural gas fired condensing boilers and steam generating boilers provided locally at each of the facility groups. The final designs were delivered on an aggressive schedule and within the budget.
The existing distribution Line C provides heating to 14 facilities that support the missions of Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command (HQ AFMC), National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), Visiting Officer Quarters (VOQ) and 88th AB Wing (88 ABW).
The existing distribution Line D provides heating to 24 facilities that support the critical missions at Wright Patterson AFB. The Line D project has scope challenges due to current funding and programming budgets do not align with the scope of the project. The current targeted construction cost limitation is $6,460,000 which is less than Line C although this project impacts more facilities. Woolpert & CMTA continue to work through these challenges to develop an optimum combination of solutions to meet the needs of the end user.