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Campbell Crossing – a Leader in Energy Innovation


Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – In 2011, President Barack Obama launched the Better Buildings Challenge, with a goal of making American homes and buildings 20 percent more energy efficient in ten years.

Since then, Lend Lease, one of the original companies to accept this challenge, has exceeded its goal of 20 percent energy savings within its Department of Defense housing privatization business and has achieved 26 percent savings five years ahead of schedule.

BEMS Program results to date at Campbell Crossing.

BEMS Program results to date at Campbell Crossing.

At Campbell Crossing, the partnership between the Army and Lend Lease, a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) solution was piloted as part of the Better Buildings Challenge.

BEMS monitors and analyzes the heating, air conditioning and hot water equipment in our homes, optimizing energy performance and reporting on equipment or operational problems before they cause catastrophic breakdowns.

“We initially installed the BEMS technology in 24 homes across our on post community and then expanded to 622 homes in Zahn Park, Lee Park and New Drennan in the fall of 2013,” said Mike Goodwin, project director for Campbell Crossing. “In the past twelve months, this pilot has provided electricity savings of 13.2 percent with a cumulative savings since inception of 2.3 Gigawatt Hours; a cost reduction valued at over $217K. We have put all of the system’s performance data through a rigorous measurement and verification process, and are absolutely confident that these reductions are real.”

The BEMS solution not only reduces energy waste and improves comfort for Campbell Crossing residents; it also provides an educational component, which is accessible through the web portal and new mobile application compatible with most iPhone and Android smart phones. The mobile app will also allow residents to view and control the temperature in their home.

“At Campbell Crossing we value our families’ input; it is an important component of our sustainable efforts,” said Tammie Matthews, utility manager for Campbell Crossing. “We want to make sure our families fully understand the BEMS system so they become more engaged in our sustainability achievements now and in the future.”

The BEMS solution provides energy dashboards, performance charts and alerts that allow Campbell Crossing utility and maintenance managers to benchmark homes and equipment. The utility and maintenance alerts identify homes where mechanical equipment performance has degraded enough to warrant a maintenance call.

Starting this month, the IES BEMS solution will be expanded to all 4,457 homes at Fort Campbell. Additionally, it has been chosen by Lend Lease for deployment at all of their military housing projects across the country. Clearly Fort Campbell is at the forefront of the Better Buildings Challenge, leading innovation towards energy efficiency and a cleaner environment.

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About Campbell Crossing

Campbell Crossing LLC, the partnership between developer Lend Lease and the Department of the Army, is the premier housing community for the Soldiers and families of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and home to the first zero-energy homes project ever constructed on a military installation.

Lend Lease took over operations of Fort Campbell’s on-post housing in 2003 as part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program aimed at improving the quality of life for Soldiers and their families. Since then, the Community has received numerous recognitions, including the Army’s 2012 RCI Project of the Year, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Green Building Award and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships Innovation Award.




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