Air Force Medical Facility Increases Energy Star Rating

About This Project

An Air Force Base Medical Facility needed to increase their ENERGY STAR rating and commissioned Kroeschell to help achieve their goals.


In 2007, The Air Force was beginning to comply with federal energy mandates such as the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct2005) and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). The United States Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) commissioned Kroeschell to help the Air Force achieve its goals. Through energy metering, Kroeschell discovered that the current ENERGY STAR® rating was hovering around nine.


Kroeschell recommended several mechanical changes to the facility to rectify the situation:

  • Made minor adjustments to realize immediate gains
  • Replaced two (2) boilers with three (3) boilers
  • Replaced both cooling towers
  • Replaced building automation system
  • Replaced all air handler unit control valves
  • Replaced VAV reheat valves
  • Rebuilt humidifiers
  • Replaced chillers and pumps and converted to variable flow system
  • Installed on-demand water heaters
  • Installed point-of-use cooling for lab
  • Installed water conditioning system for autoclaves at dental
  • Installed additional cooling for data center


The customer agreed, and after installation of the new equipment, the AFB’s ENERGY STAR® rating increased by over 600% to a current level nearing 70.

Kroeschell has received the highest evaluation mark of Excellent from the AFMSA and GSA. Several of our employees have received individual performance honors for outstanding service to the local Wing Commands and AFMSA. We are proud to see the recognition of our employees’ excellence. They are the main catalysts which drive us to be the BEST VALUE in any competitive arena.

In addition to increasing the ENERGY STAR® rating throughout the Medical Facility, Kroeschell also performed regular operations and maintenance tasks.

  • Medical Treatment Facility maintenance includes two 250 ton chillers, three hot water boilers, one plate and frame heat exchanger, two cooling towers, one BAS, 14 air handlers, one 750 KW generator, 11 pumps, 10 on demand hot water heaters, fire protection system, two elevators, security door lock system, all electric and plumbing systems.
  • Dental Clinic maintenance includes one 50 ton Trane air cooled chiller, one condensing hot water boiler, two medical air compressors, four dental vacuum pumps and desiccant air dryer.
  • Bioenvironmental Building maintenance includes one hot water boiler, one air-cooled 15-ton chiller, one air handler.
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Customer Profile

The McGuire Air Force Base, 87th Medical Group is an outpatient medical treatment facility operating on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. Its mission is to deliver mission-ready medics, a medically-ready force, patient-centered care and a healthy Joint Base community.


Government, Government Facility Maintenance, Medical, Medical Facility Maintenance, MEP Design-Build Engineering