Alternative Financing Awards to Individuals

December 1, 2002

Bill R. Coursey
Department of the Interior
Albuquerque, New Mexico
505-346-6511

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Bill Coursey

With utility bills exceeding $450,000 annually, Bill Coursey recognized that Sherman Indian High School, which was constructed in 1900 and serves Native American children, needed repairs and improvements. Through DOE's Super ESPC, Mr. Coursey accomplished energy conservation improvements that included lighting, heating, ventilation, and a renewable energy photovoltaic system. In addition to the energy conservation measures achieved through the Super ESPC project, Mr. Coursey has been responsible for other energy saving successes achieved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Mr. Coursey's efforts have helped the Bureau of Indian Affairs achieve savings during FY 2001 of more than 8 billion Btu and more than $179,000.

William H. Nutting
United States Marine Corps
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
808-257-2171, Ext. 255

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William Nutting

William H. Nutting, Energy Manager at the Marine Corps Base at Kaneohe Bay, oversaw a hot water decentralization project which generates domestic hot water by reclaiming waste heat from air-conditioning chillers, instead of running two large oil-fired steam plants. Mr. Nutting researched various options for improving the existing steam and hot water distribution plants, which were in poor condition and needed replacement. He successfully financed the $3.5 million necessary for the project through an energy savings performance contract. The scope of the project also included the installation of two small modular boilers to provide steam for cooking and sterilization needs. The project saves 24.5 billion Btu of energy, and more than $590,000 per year. Due to the success of the project, the plan for new bachelor enlisted quarters at Kaneohe Bay also calls for a central plant which will use waste heat to provide water heating. Mr. Nutting continues to seek economical ways to achieve further energy conservation measures at the Base, and has initiated three other ESPC task orders at Kaneohe Bay in addition to the hot water decentralization project.

Gary R. Testerman, Sr.
Department of the Army
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
410-306-1151

Gary Testerman demonstrated his steadfast commitment to energy conservation at Aberdeen Proving Ground with a geothermal heat pump replacement project. Faced with failing air-to-air heat pumps in housing units and no funding available for their replacement, Mr. Testerman looked to alternative financing as a solution. Though first unfamiliar with energy saving performance contract financing, Mr. Testerman solicited other Federal agencies for assistance and support for the project. Through his efforts, a Super ESPC was used to replace 643 aging heat pumps in housing units with new geothermal systems and install desuperheaters (used to lower the temperature of superheated steam) to existing domestic hot water heaters to obtain additional energy savings. In total, the measures taken are expected to yield savings of $600,000 and 29 billion Btu per year. Mr. Testerman's efforts on this project, however, are just one example of his tireless work for energy conservation at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He continually ensures that his Command and community are educated about the importance of saving energy. His vision and passion for saving energy are an inspiration to his colleagues and the entire Aberdeen community.

Keith Yamanaka
Department of the Army
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
808-656-1410

Keith Yamanaka, Energy Manager at the U.S. Army Directorate of the Public Works, was the initiator and champion of the 25th Infantry Division's utility energy services contract project in Hawaii. Mr. Yamanaka led this project, a partnership between the U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Company, to design and construct a central 600-ton centrifugal chiller, cooling tower, condenser pump, chill water pump, and piping replacement. A second part of the UESC called for the installation of solar heating systems on 610 family housing units, 39 recreation cabins, and a fire station. This was the largest one-time installation of solar heating systems to take place anywhere in the country. These projects saved more than $1 million and close to 15 billion Btu during FY 2001.