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Piping Alternative Provides Extensive Savings and Helps Fort Hood "Go Green"

Fort Hood Army base, HVAC
Products Used
Blue Pipe®
Location / Date
Fort Hood, TX
June 2009

Aquatherm Advantages

  • A 10-year multimillion dollar warranty
  • Eliminated concerns about rust in the chilled water systems and the boilers
  • PP-R’s natural insulation value eliminated the need for insulation on the boiler supply and return lines

The Challenge

Base officials sought a less expensive, more environmentally friendly HVAC piping option

The Solution

Aquatherm Climatherm cost approximately 20% less than steel and copper and contributed to the project earning LEED points

Located in central Texas, Fort Hood is the only post in the United States capable of stationing and training two U.S. Army Armored Divisions. The 340-square-mile installation is home to more than 52,000 currently assigned soldiers and 100,000 family members.

With an estimated economic impact in 2008 of $10.9 billion statewide, the installation is also the largest single-location employer in Texas. So when the Army’s Department of Public Works (DPW) was considering its HVAC piping options for several new Fort Hood construction projects, a cost saving and environmentally friendly piping alternative was very appealing.