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US Army Corps of Engineers Selects Abraxas Energy Consulting for Comprehensive Energy Audit

Abraxas Energy Consulting will perform comprehensive energy audits of 115 facilities located on Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) near Seattle, Washington.

San Luis Obispo, CA, March 13, 2013 --( Energy engineers with Abraxas Energy Consulting began work, yesterday, on a new contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Seattle District. Over the course of the contract, Abraxas Energy Consulting will perform comprehensive energy audits of 115 facilities located on Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) near Seattle, Washington.

Clients like JBLM call on Abraxas Energy Consulting ( to assess, identify, and quantify potential efficiency projects for energy and water conservation.

The work at JBLM will require approximately 17 energy engineers under Abraxas Energy Consulting, who will inspect and evaluate the energy systems and utility usage of each building, as well as installation-wide opportunities for optimization and renewable energy.

“We are in full force today, beginning our ASHRAE Level 1 audit phase on the grounds of JBLM,” said John Avina, President of Abraxas Energy Consulting, “We generally find ways for our customers to reduce their energy costs by up to 35%. For this particular base, that will amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars in utility savings every year for USACE, JBLM and for taxpayers.”

To document their assessment, Abraxas engineers produce a detailed plan of action for implementing a series of energy-saving projects. These recommended energy conservation measures will contribute directly to the 30% reduction in facility energy consumption which USACE and JBLM intend to achieve by FY15 (compared to FY03 consumption levels). Each savings project will yield sufficient energy savings to pay for itself within 10 years or less.

This energy audit of JBLM includes:
• ASHRAE Level 1 and 2 energy audits
• a comprehensive identification of possible energy conservation measures
• a full assessment of systems which consume electric, gas, oil, and water
• a full review of the overall building envelope.

Additionally, Abraxas Energy Consulting will analyze the economics and affordability for each conservation opportunities, report their findings and recommendations, and issue a scope of work for the installation of the approved conservation measures.

JBLM is a training and mobilization center for all services and is the only Army power-projection base west of the Rocky Mountains. JBLM is comprised of many facilities, including lodging centers, chapels, medical and dental healthcare clinics, vehicle maintenance shops and various recreational facilities; including an auditorium, theatre, gymnasium, and bowling center, and a Base Exchange.

Abraxas Energy Consulting ( identifies and quantifies savings potential for energy and water efficiency opportunities for their clients. In the past seven years, Abraxas has provided energy audits and retro-commissioning services of over fifty million square feet and has identified energy and water savings of more than $18,000,000.
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