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National Park Service Western Energy Summit January 21-23, 2003 Phoenix, Arizona. Session 4: Leading by Example: What Can We Do Within Our Boundaries to Promote Environmental and Energy Conservation Goals?. Leading by Example Speakers. Green Energy Parks Program
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Session 4: Leading by Example:What Can We Do Within Our Boundaries to Promote Environmental and Energy Conservation Goals?
Terry Brennan Coordinator of the Green Energy Parks Program NPS-WASO, [email protected]
Steve Butterworth Regional Energy Program Coordinator NPS-PWR, [email protected]
Sara Farrar-Nagy Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [email protected]
MOU signed April 27, 1999
A joint program of
Promotes the use of
throughout national park facilities and transportation systems
1. Use energy-efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels and other energy management strategies to save taxpayer dollars, reduce air and noise pollution, and reduce green house gases
2. Use clean energy technologies and interpretation to educate park visitors about the ability of clean energy technologies to mitigate the impacts of pollution and climate change on natural and cultural resources
3. Enhance the visitor experience through pollution reduction and interpretive displays on clean energy practices and technologies
1. Reduce energy use in Park Service buildings by 30% (compared to 1985 usage)
2. Evaluate all remote-site diesel generators and develop a plan for replacing generators, where feasible, with renewable energy technologies, biofuels or less-polluting alternative fuels
3. Increase by 50% the use of alternative fuels in the NPS motor vehicle fleet (over 1998 usage)
Humboldt State – Redwood NP
South Dakota State University – Yellowstone NP
Hardware, Technical Assistance, and Audits
Biofuels and Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Vehicles
A Practical "How To" Guide for the National Park Service Visitor Centers, by LBNL
Park-by-park summary case studies and Green Toolbox
Includes additional information about energy related projects
Program overview, opportunities, and additional case studies
September 19 - October 9, 2002
FEMP works to reduce the cost and environmental impact of government by:
$9.6 billion Federal annual energy bill
10% Goal - 1995 (NECPA)
Actual Energy Use
Btu per Square Foot
20% Goal - 2000 (EPACT)
23.0% Reduction, 2001(Preliminary Data)
30% Goal - 2005
35% Goal - 2010
FISCAL YEARProgress to Date
Preliminary FY 2001 data indicates the Federal Government exceeded the FY 2000 goal by 3%
Standard Building Energy Reduction Goals
Projects can include:
FEMP supports Federal agencies to procure utility power from renewable sources
Contact: Chandra Shah 303-384-7557
Design Strategies for Low-Energy, Sustainable, Secure Buildings March 26 – 27 San Diego, CA
Water Resource Management April 15-16 Denver, CO
Distributed Generation for Federal Facilities May 12-13 Los Angeles, CA
Energy 2003 Conference August 17-20 Orlando, FL
Seattle Cheri Sayer (206) 553-7838
Denver Randy Jones (303) 275-4814
Chicago Melinda Latimer (312) 886-8561
Philadelphia Claudia Marchione (215) 656-6967
Atlanta Lisa Hollingsworth (404) 562-0569
Boston Paul King (617) 565-9712
Photo credit: David Parsons, NREL
CNG, LNG, E85, LPG, Biodiesel, Electricity
May 19-23, 2003 Palm Springs, CA
Increase production and use of bioenergy resources
Contact: Shaine Tyson at 303-275-4616
55 vehicles run on B20 year-round
Truck-in-the-Park pickup - B100 without additives
B20 (soy-diesel) blended into diesel fuel tanks. Also soy-based lubricants, hydraulic fluid, two-cycle oil, and crankcase oil.
Photo credit: Dr. Paul Torcellini, NREL
DOE Supported Projects
with the National Park Service in Western Regions
Zion National Park Visitor Center
Estimated 70% savings in purchased energy compared to conventional building design. Using a whole building design process resulted in a project that also cost less to build.
"The great thing about using solar heated showers ... is the user demand very closely follows the amount of available sunlight." —Mark Golnar, NPS Mechanical Engineer
“The PV system … costs a fraction of what we used to pay each month to operate and maintain the diesel generators it replaces." —Gary Candelaria, Superintendent
PV-Hybrid System Rehabilitation Study
El Portal Maintenance Facility
White River Facility
Hole-in-the-Wall Fire Station
Oasis Visitor Center
Water Heating and Light Tube
Wind Hybrid Electricity System at San Miguel Island
Water pumping (with storage)
PV at Education Center
PV at Pacific Coast Learning Center
SDHW at Education Center
115 kW hybrid system serving Dangling Rope Marina. This project offsets barging 65,000 gallons/year of diesel fuel across Lake Powell. Important lessons learned with hybrid system.
7 kW system serving Lamar Buffalo Ranch
The system provides 14,000 kWh/year with reduced noise and air pollution
The Pacific Ranger has operated on 100% biodiesel for two years. This renewable organic- based fuel is manufactured from used vegetable cooking oils. This project will reduce the demand on petroleum resources, decrease exhaust emissions and demonstrate the viable application of alternative fuels applications in marine service.
The Pacific Ranger at Channel Islands National Park. Note the “bulbous bow” hull modification which reduces friction & wake resistance on the displacement hull as it travels through the water.
The biodiesel fuel is produced locally in Idaho and Montana. It is made from rapeseed (canola) ethyl ester: rapeseed oil is extracted and combined with ethanol (potato waste). A "bear attraction test" dispelled the notion that the french fry smell of biodiesel would attract bears.
What Can We Do Within Our Boundaries to Promote Environmental and Energy Conservation Goals?