Defense Logistics Agency Helps Reduce Virginia Energy Use
As we all know, temperatures in Virginia can wildly fluctuate in short periods. In response to the flux, energy users often increase their energy consumption with added heating and cooling to maintain comfort.
The Defense Logistics Agency is doing its part to avoid this flux and help Virginia reduce energy consumption by installing ground source heat pumps that will be operational by December. The pumps will use up to 50% less electricity than equivalent air source heat pumps and mechanical materials will last 25 years — 10-15 years longer than standard air source heat pumps. The system uses the earth as a heat source during winter months and pumps heat into the ground during summer months. The consistent temperature of the earth lends itself to the overall efficiency of the system.
The DLA is also installing solar panels and motion activated light sensors to further reduce the agency’s energy use and meet its own goal to increase renewable energy sources by 7.5%.
You can read more about the DLA and its Energy and Water Strategy here.