Johnson Controls Government Systems, LLC in Washington, DC received a maximum $36.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for acquisition of energy conservation measures for Fort Hood, TX. Fort Hood is famous as the largest active duty armored post in the United States, and is the only post in the USA capable of supporting two full Army armored divisions. While equipping Hood’s fleet of M1 tanks with diesel engines would certainly conserve a great deal of energy, that isn’t what Johnson Controls does.
Instead, they offer control systems that automate a building’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning, as well as its lighting, busilding access, and fire safety equipment. Their Metasys(R) building management system claims to automate a building’s mechanical systems for optimal comfort levels while using the least amount of energy. There were four proposals solicited and four responded. The date of performance completion is October 31, 2029, and the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC), Fort Belvoir, VA issued the contract (SP0600-06-F-0801).