The United States Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
Bullhead City, Arizona
The Bureau of Reclamation has named a 100,000-square-foot building at Davis Dam to be a 1997 Federal Energy Saver Showcase. The U.S. Department of the Interior has demonstrated its strong dedication to energy conservation by continuing to improve existing structures by adding energy conservation features.
Energy Efficiency Features
The Federal Government conducted an energy audit at Davis Dam in August 1992. Facility engineers and managers recommended several modifications, including motion sensors, timers, high-efficiency lighting fixtures and lamps, efficient motor controllers, air-conditioning equipment, and solid-state, variable-frequency crane equipment.
Project Cost and Savings
The total cost for the modifications is approximately $25,000. Financing for the project is being provided by Federally appropriated operations and maintenance funds. Electricity is generated locally at the Dam, so projected savings from the new features are estimated at roughly 450,000 kilowatts. Consequently, the building will save about $24,750 in energy costs annually.