REEP

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Performs large scale (national, multi-installation, installation-wide) analysis of energy and water conservation projects in the Department of Defense (DOD). REEP (Renewables and Energy Efficiency Program) analyzes 104 energy- and water-efficiency technologies at 210 DOD installations. The technologies are evaluated for their energy savings potential, financial viability, and pollution abatement potential. A database contains over 100 entries of specific data for each installation. The financial analysis uses life-cycle costing methods and allows selection of ECIP and ESPC economic criteria. REEP is designed to be used in the strategic planning and budgeting phase of a project. The simplified engineering calculations work well for large scale analysis to target an plan the conservation actions with the largest payoff and budget sufficient funds to implement these measures. REEP requires no input, however the user can modify most default parameters to evaluate potential scenarios. REEP provides a variety of both detailed and summarized report formats. Screen Shots

Keywords

energy- and water-efficiency strategies, economic analysis, pollution abatement, DOD installations

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Ability to run Windows-type menu-driven interface. Some knowledge of resource-saving technologies and economic analyses.

Users

Approximately 200.

Audience

DOD energy managers, associated contracting firms, and high-level Federal budget analysts, private sector businesses.

Input

None required.

Output

Succinct energy, financial, pollution, executive and graphical reports available along with very detailed output. The output can be sorted, printed, displayed, loaded to disk, or exported to spreadsheet format.

Computer Platform

PC-compatible, 486 or higher microprocessor, 16 Mb RAM or more, 10 MB of hard drive space, Windows 9x or higher operating system.

Programming Language

Visual FoxPro 6.0

Strengths

No input required, ease of use, fast runtime, comprehensive technology coverage, flexible report output, and extensive on-line help.

Weaknesses

Accuracy of analysis is only as good as the accuracy of the installation data and default parameters. Analysis below the National level should include on-site fine tuning of input data. Works only at DOD domestic installations.

Contact

Company:

Enginering Research Development Center-CERL

Address:

CF-E, P O B 9005
2902 Newmark Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61826-9005
United States

Telephone:

(800) USA-CERL (217) 352-6511

Facsimile:

(217) 373-6740

E-mail:

Eileen.Westervelt@erdc.usace.army.mil

Website:

http://www.cecer.army.mil/emap

Availability

Available at no cost from the web site.