Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Project Background

SitelogIQ prepared a preliminary energy assessment for an ESPC at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan complex. This energy study was commissioned to identify cost-effective
energy conservation measures (ECMs) that would save energy and reduce the embassy’s carbon foot print.

Lockheed Martin hired SiteLogIQ to develop bundled energy system improvements to provide the site with cost-effective systems and energy savings under an ESPC. Located in the heart of Kabul, Afghanistan the embassy is entirely self-contained. Electrical power from local utilities in Kabul is unreliable and limited to several hours per day. Additionally, the harsh desert environment increases the speed of equipment deterioration from continuous use, dust, and sand. The key opportunity identified was the replacement of the old generators and cooling equipment with new high-efficiency equipment and utilize heat recovery to save significant energy. Analysis included cross connection and efficient pumping systems. Other opportunities include Solar PV System, Interior and Exterior Lighting with controls, EMS Upgrade, RCX, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), DX HVAC Systems, and Air-to-Air Heat Pumps.

Services Provided

Measures

  • New Heating/Cooling Plant
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Solar Thermal
  • Interior Lighting Upgrade
  • Lighting Controls
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Upgrade DX units
  • Air-to-Air Heat Pumps
  • High Efficiency Transformers