Fort Carson Building 1860 Biomass Heating Analysis Report

Randolph Hunsberger, Gregg Tomberlin

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


As part of the Army Net-Zero Energy Installation program, the Fort Carson Army Base requested that NREL evaluate the feasibility of adding a biomass boiler to the district heating system served by Building 1860. We have also developed an Excel-spreadsheet-based decision support tool--specific to the historic loads served by Building 1860--with which users can perform what-if analysis on gas costs, biomass costs, and other parameters. For economic reasons, we do not recommend adding a biomass system at this time.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages76
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5D00-64887


  • biomass
  • Fort Carson
  • heat
  • net-zero


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