Coast Guard Becomes More Energy-Efficient


Morris Township, N.J.-based Honeywell International has announced the company will upgrade its building systems and cut energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions at nine U.S. Coast Guard locations across California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. The improvements, which include solar-powered utility metering and hot water technology, are expected to help the Coast Guard reduce its utility bills for these locations by more than 15%, the company says.

Throughout the buildings, Honeywell will install modern boilers and chillers, and high-efficiency motors for heating, ventilation and air condition systems. In addition, the company will install more than 170 solar collectors for hot water generation, retrofit the Coast Guard's existing light fixtures and compressed air systems used for buoy maintenance, and add daytime lighting for improved energy efficiency.

‘This type of program is an ideal way for organizations to achieve energy savings and upgrade their infrastructure without detracting from their primary focus,’ comments Kent Anson, vice president of global energy for Honeywell Building Solutions.

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