SIA Solutions (SIA) received the 2019 Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) Business Achievement Award for its development of an installation energy management plan (IEMP) for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) in Texas. As one of the largest Air Force installations in the country, JBSA comprises 11 geographically separate operating locations throughout San Antonio and spends approximately $60 million annually on its energy consumption.
The IEMP focuses on identifying energy-efficiency project recommendations that support JBSA’s goals to improve resiliency by increasing renewable energy supply, implementing efficiency and conservation initiatives, and implementing redundancy and diversified strategies to ensure mission readiness. Implementation of the IEMP will effectively decrease pollution and improve efficiencies that enhance the environment. Execution of the JBSA energy strategy will largely be achieved through traditional funding vehicles, public-private or public-public partnerships, and efficient operations. The recommended projects identified provide almost 540 gigawatt hours (GWh) of self-sustainable and resilient energy. The solar and combined heat and power (CHP) solutions provide $9.1 million in total cost savings, which may be used for enhancing other areas of mission readiness.