A Workshop Summary
Gregory Eyring, Rapporteur
Committee on Energy Reduction at U.S. Air Force Facilities Using Industrial Processes: A Workshop
Air Force Studies Board
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
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This is a report of work supported by Grant FA9550-12-1-0413 between the U.S. Air Force and the National Academy of Sciences. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.
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KENNETH E. EICKMANN, University of Texas at Austin
ROBERT E. HEBNER, JR., University of Texas at Austin
THOM J. HODGSON, North Carolina State University
GWEN P. HOLDMANN, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
CARROLL N. LeTELLIER, Independent Consultant
JAMES B. PORTER, JR., Independent Consultant
SCOTT E. SANDERS, Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
CARTER W. FORD, Program Officer
DIONNA ALI, Senior Program Assistant
MARGUERITE SCHNEIDER, Administrative Coordinator
GREGORY S. MARTIN, GS Martin Consulting, Chair
BRIAN A. ARNOLD, Raytheon Company
CLAUDE M. BOLTON, Defense Acquisition University
STEVEN R.J. BRUECK, University of New Mexico
THOMAS J. BURNS, Science Applications International Corporation
FRANK CAPPUCCIO, Cappuccio and Associates, LLC
DONALD C. FRASER, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (retired)
MICHAEL J. GIANELLI, The Boeing Company (retired)
DANIEL HASTINGS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PAUL G. KAMINSKI, Technovation, Inc.
ROBERT LATIFF, R. Latiff Associates
NANCY LEVESON, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MARK LEWIS, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute
LESTER L. LYLES, The Lyles Group
MATT L. MLEZIVA, Wildwood Strategic Concepts
C. KUMAR N. PATEL, Pranalytica, Inc.
GERALD F. PERRYMAN, JR., Independent Consultant
RICHARD V. REYNOLDS, The VanFleet Group, LLC
J. DANIEL STEWART, University of Tennessee
REBECCA A. WINSTON, Winston Strategic Management Consulting
TERRY J. JAGGERS, Director
JESSICA R. BROKENBURR, Financial Assistant
SARAH M. CAPOTE, Research Associate
GREGORY EYRING, Senior Program Officer
CARTER W. FORD, Program Officer
CHRIS JONES, Financial Manager
MARGUERITE E. SCHNEIDER, Administrative Coordinator
DANIEL E.J. TALMAGE, JR., Program Officer
The Air Force recognizes that energy is a strategic issue for the United States. To assist the Air Force in addressing this issue, the Air Force Studies Board (AFSB) of the National Research Council (NRC) drafted terms of reference (TOR) in April 2012 for a short workshop to bring together Department of Defense stakeholders and representatives of industry in order to highlight current approaches to industrial process energy with a goal of highlighting potential ways to reduce Air Force industrial process energy consumption.1 The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Kevin Geiss, approved the TOR in April 2012 and the NRC approved the TOR in July 2012. The NRC then established the Committee on Energy Reduction at U.S. Air Force Facilities Using Industrial Processes: A Workshop to conduct a workshop, and the 3-day workshop was held on November 5-7, 2012.
The committee appreciates the support of Dr. Kevin Geiss, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, who articulated a clear set of objectives for the workshop, and that of his staff. In addition, the committee thanks the many expert speakers and guests who contributed immensely to this undertaking. Finally, the committee’s role was limited to planning the workshop. This workshop summary has been prepared by the workshop rapporteur as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop.
Kenneth E. Eickmann, Chair
Committee on Energy Reduction at U.S. Air
Force Facilities Using Industrial
Processes: A Workshop
1Since 2006 the AFSB has produced several reports related to Air Force energy consumption, including the following, published by the National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.: A Review of United States Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs (2006); Improving the Efficiency of Engines for Large Nonfighter Aircraft (2007); and Examination of the U.S. Air Force’s Aircraft Sustainment Needs in the Future and Its Strategy to Meet Those Needs (2011). All are available at www.nap.edu.
This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
Daniel E. Hastings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Gwen P. Holdmann, Alaska Center for Energy and Power,
Mark J. Lewis, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute,
Lawrence T. Papay, PQR, LLC,
James B. Porter, Jr., Independent Consultant,
Maxine L. Savitz, Honeywell, Inc. (retired), and
Rebecca A. Winston, Winston Strategic Management Consulting.
Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the views presented at the workshop, nor did they see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this workshop summary was overseen by Wesley L. Harris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Appointed by the NRC, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this summary rests entirely with the author and the institution.
|AFB||Air Force Base|
|AFIT||Air Force Institute of Technology|
|AFMC||Air Force Materiel Command|
|AFRL||Air Force Research Laboratory|
|AFSC||Air Force Sustainment Center|
|ALC||Air Logistics Complex|
|AMC||Army Materiel Command|
|AMO||Advanced Manufacturing Office|
|AMRS||advanced meter-reading system|
|APTO||Advanced Power Technology Office|
|Btu||British thermal unit|
|CII||Construction Industry Institute|
|DoD||U.S. Department of Defense|
|DOE||U.S. Department of Energy|
|EISA||Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007|
|EPACT||Energy Policy Act of 2005|
|ESPC||Energy Savings Performance Contract|
|FEMP||Federal Energy Management Program|
|HVAC||heating, ventilation, air conditioning|
|IPE||industrial process energy|