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Title: Use of heating and cooling degree days to project relative changes in heating and cooling costs in response to climate change on selected Army installations
Authors: Tweddale, Scott A. (Scott Allen)
Keywords: Buildings--Heating and ventilation
Air conditioning
Military bases
Climatic changes
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CERL ; TN-17-2
Abstract: U.S. Army installation heating and cooling costs are a significant component of their overall energy costs. These heating and cooling costs will likely not remain static, but rather will change in response to climate change. Calculating heating and cooling degree days for future time periods based on projected mean temperatures from Global Circulation Models (GCMs) provides a rudimentary capability to estimate relative increases/decreases in heating and cooling costs on military installations. These potential changes in costs should be considered during the station-ing analysis process, including large stationing efforts such as Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). The Center for Army Analysis (CAA) often participates in large scale stationing analysis, and would therefore benefit from a capability to estimate projected increases/decreases in heating and cooling degree days, and indirectly, heating and cooling costs for U.S. Army installations.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TN-17-2
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 6 pages/568.2 Kb
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