Fort Campbell, KY – The Better Buildings Challenge was launched in 2011, with a goal of making American homes and buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020. Lendlease, as one of the original companies to accept this challenge, has exceeded this goal within its Department of Defense housing privatization business five years ahead of schedule.
At Campbell Crossing, a Lendlease privatized housing community located at Fort Campbell, a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) was piloted in 2013 through a partnership with MidAmerican Energy Services, LLC.
MidAmerican’s BEMS solution utilizes streaming data to model and baseline each home.
Real-time analytics are then used to identify energy waste and equipment performance issues before these issues lead to comfort complaints or equipment breakdown.
The program also engages both residents and Campbell Crossing’s maintenance teams with online dashboards, a mobile application and real-time notifications to assist in the management of overall energy and operational costs.
After a successful pilot, MidAmerican’s BEMS solution was expanded to all 4,456 homes at Campbell Crossing, and the results speak for themselves. To date, over 19 million kilowatt-hours of electricity have been saved (16.6%) with an additional 14% reduction in natural gas usage, eliminating more than 16,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the energy savings, maintenance costs also have been reduced by increasing equipment life and reducing after-hours emergency callouts.
Supporting the positive outcomes, Phillip Carpenter, Chief Operating Officer for Lendlease Communities, said, “The MidAmerican BEMS innovation not only helps us achieve our sustainability goals, but it also allows our project companies to perform more efficiently. These efficiencies assist Lendlease in continuing our outstanding service to the military service members and their families that live in our homes.”
Fort Campbell is at the forefront of the Better Buildings Challenge, leading innovation toward energy efficiency and a cleaner environment. One of the greatest measures of success of a program is its adoption as a “best practice” and its replication. The MidAmerican BEMS program at Campbell Crossing achieved and sustained a higher-than-expected energy savings in a short timeline, which helped promote its application at other Lendlease privatized housing communities. Lendlease’s largest project site in Hawaii began implementation of MidAmerican’s BEMS solution in 2016.
Stephen Cook, Vice President of Energy Management Services for MidAmerican, said, “Lendlease is an industry leader in their efforts to use data and innovative technology to engage our military families in reducing energy waste and preserving the environment. We look forward to working with them to expand our BEMS and analytic solutions across their portfolio of homes and buildings.”
About Campbell Crossing
Campbell Crossing LLC, the partnership between developer Lendlease and the Department of the Army, is a housing community for soldiers and families of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, and home to the first zero-energy homes project constructed on a military installation.
Lendlease 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. Lendlease will own, manage, renovate, develop, and sustain the homes of Campbell Crossing until 2053.
For more information visit www.campbellcrossingllc.com
About MidAmerican Energy Services
MidAmerican Energy Services, LLC is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, providing energy management, retail electric and natural gas services. The business is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.