SABERTM is a software tool for
energy and water management programs at federal facilities. SABERTM is designed
to target limited energy manager resources towards facilities that provide the greatest energy and water savings potential
and hence reductions in utility costs (see SABERTM Features and Benefits).
SABERTM consolidates data and information from existing disparate databases, spreadsheets
and other information sources. These include federal facility databases (such as DUERS and the Department
of the Navy's NFADs), installation submeter billing spreadsheets or software systems, utility company billing, energy
efficiency proposals and projects, military handbooks for estimating energy and water consumption, facility
photographs and map locations. SABERTM is designed to use available data and
not create another redundant database.
At installations with large facilities
(> 100,000 sq.ft.), the initial cost of SABERTM is often
recovered multiple times over after identifying a few large facilities with significant energy and water savings potential.
SABERTM also assists a single energy manager to cost-effectively manage
multiple smaller sites.
Because SABERTM provides
a consolidated view of facility data, metered data, DUERS data and project data, sophisticated charts and reports can be produced.
The chart to the right shows the past, present and estimated future DUERS data (click on the chart for a larger version).
The brown line shows the DUERS data from fiscal year 2009 through the current date of the chart. The green line is the baseline
year consumption under Executive Orders 13514 (baseline year of FY 2003) and 13693 (baseline year of FY 2015) and the
blue line illustrates the mandated federal reduction goals. The orange line is a projection of where the DUERS data will be
in the future based on energy projects from 2014 through 2018 which are in construction or development. These charts
are powerful visual tools for determining if an energy management program is on track to meet federally-mandated goals.