data, for estimating utility consumption. This new manual is
based on sound mathematical principles and is a defendable
approach. It is an inexpensive, simple approach that is best
applied base wide rather than to only select consumers. We do
not expect its estimates to necessarily match metered data or
other estimating tools. If more accurate estimates are desirable
and affordable, we recommend installing meters, and modeling
unmetered buildings using software.
There is no one method of utilities estimating that meets all
needs. The important thing is for public works agencies and
tenant commands to agree on what cost effective methods should be
used to allocate utility consumption on their base. Consider
this update of MO-303 another tool for your use when metered data
and software modeling is not cost effective or available.
Recommendations for improvement are encourage from within the
Navy, other Government agencies, and the private sector and
should be furnished on the DD Form 1426 provided inside the back
cover to Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Service
Center, 1100 23 Avenue, Port Hueneme, CA 93043-4370; phone
commercial (805) 982-1693.
DO NOT USE THIS HANDBOOK AS A REFERENCE IN A PROCUREMENT DOCUMENT
FOR FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION. IT IS TO BE USED IN THE PURCHASE
AND PREPARATION OF FACILITIES PLANNING AND ENGINEERING STUDIES
AND DESIGN DOCUMENTS USED FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF FACILITIES
CONSTRUCTION (SCOPE, BASIS OF DESIGN, TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS,
PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, COST ESTIMATES, REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, AND
INVITATION FOR BIDS). DO NOT REFERENCE IT IN MILITARY OR FEDERAL
SPECIFICATIONS OR OTHER PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS.