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Title: Comparison and analysis of energy performance of baseline and enhanced temporary Army shelters
Authors: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The PERTAN Group.
United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.
Pagán-Vázquez, Axy.
Chu, Dahtzen.
Kreiger, Megan A.
Shrestha, Som S.
Latino, Anthony R.
Decker, Charles T.
Lawrence, Debbie J.
Kumar, A. (Ashok), 1938-
Keywords: Energy efficient
Energy efficiency
Building envelope
Temporary buildings
Energy conservation
Military installations
Forward Operating Bases
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The reduction and efficient use of resources are critically important issues for the U.S. Department of Defense. The Army builds and uses temporary shelters commonly known as “B-huts” at forward operating bases, where energy efficiency is mission critical. B-huts are typically not insulated, lack airtightness, and are inherently energy inefficient. Significant opportunities exist to improve the energy performance of these temporary shelters. This work tested the performance and feasibility of several common technologies and tech-niques to improve overall energy efficiency, constructability, and sustainability of the B-hut. The performance of one control (baseline) B-hut shelter was compared with the performance of one enhanced B-hut shelter, which used the tested commercially available tech-nologies. The data indicate that improvements made to the Enhanced Shelter reduced its energy consumption to at least one-fourth that of the Control Shelter.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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