In February, the electricity billings for the City Yard and the Senior Center was a combined total of $4,400, and in March the electricity billings for the two facilities was a total of $500. In one month, the City Yard and Senior Center generated a combined savings of $3,900.
The City’s Energy Efficiency Project will result in an estimated annual energy savings of $190,000 and reduce City facility related greenhouse gas emissions by 20%.
After completing many of the energy efficiency measures detailed in the City’s Energy Action Plan, there remain only a few efficiency projects that have the potential to benefit the City both financially and from an energy conservation and sustainability standpoint.
Climatec, LLC (in tandem with the City’s financing team), has completed a Facilities Audit which determined the cost of these remaining Energy Efficiency Measures (EEMs) and the total amount of potential cost and operating savings to be realized by installing these upgrades. The Facilities Audit determined the feasibility of energy solutions in four key areas:
1) Constructing solar photovoltaic (PV) installations at various City owned locations;
2) City street lighting upgrade and purchase from Southern California Edison (SCE);
3) Retro-commissioning of HVAC facilities; and
4) Energy efficiency measures for other City facilities, including the installation of new air conditioning systems for the Recreation Center Gymnasium.