Sea water air conditioning (SWAC) at Naval Base Guam: Cost-benefit analysis and acquisition strategy

Report Number: NPS-AM-14-195

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC)

Report Series: Sponsored Reports

Authors: Kevin Crisson, Peter Leestma, and Jason Grammar

Title: Sea water air conditioning (SWAC) at Naval Base Guam: Cost-benefit analysis and acquisition strategy

Published: 2015-03-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2014/NPS-AM-14-195.pdf

Keywords: Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC), Naval Base (NB) Guam

Abstract:

The purposes of this research are to determine whether it is financially feasible and attractive to install sea water air conditioning (SWAC) at Naval Base (NB) Guam, which the Naval Facilities Engineering Command currently deems to be true; to develop an acquisition strategy that NB Guam would be able to use to procure a SWAC system; and to identify any environmental obstacles associated with installing a SWAC system at NB Guam. This includes environmental impact studies and potential long-term schedule effects of environmental research. This research provides the analytic underpinning for the SWAC-driven reduction of electricity consumption at a significant number of naval facilities, and it provides a significant contribution towards meeting the Secretary of the Navy