Recipient: San Buenaventura, City of
Funding Agency: Department of Energy
Grant Amount: $1,004,500
Local Amount: $1,004,500
Grant Description: 1) Workforce Training for Energy-Efficient Building Retrofits - work cooperatively with the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance and the local Green Building Chapter to provide free industry training/workforce development for the design, installation, permit processing and inspections for solar PV systems, solar hot water heater systems, and other energy-efficiency retrofits for homes and businesses. 2) Residential and Commercial Building Audits -Will work in partnership with other cities and the County of Ventura to offer technical consultation services to the public and business community. 3) Energy Efficiency Retrofits for Local Non-Profit Organizations - will provide an on-site energy usage assessment to help identify energy saving opportunities and will replace inefficient lights, appliances and other items with more energy efficient technology at no cost to the organization. 4) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Modeling and Cost Effective Strategy Development - prepare a solid foundation for various public and private sector programs related to energy demand reduction and renewable energy use in new and existing buildings; transportation and land use strategies that result in reduced vehicle miles traveled and related emissions; public realm energy reductions; reduced water demand and related processing and movement energy demands; carbon sequestration strategies; decentralized energy generation; free standing renewable energy generation. 5) Street Light Replacements- retrofit existing city owned high pressure sodium cobrahead style street lights at signalized intersections with either LED or induction type street lights. 6) City Hall Solar Photovoltaic System - The system will be designed to produce about 50% of the electricity requirements for City Hall, which equates to 500,000 kWh annually. The system will be designed, built, operated and maintained by a private firm that the City will hire under a Power Purchase Agreement. The project also includes the installation of lithium ion battery power packs at City Hall or at the City's Maintenance Yard as a demonstration component of the project. 7) Fire Station No. 5 PV - installation of 16kW solar electric system. 8) City Hall Energy Efficiency Improvements replacement of three existing air cooled chillers with two high-efficiency air cooled chillers.
Project Description: 1) Workforce Training - 12/31/09 - will begin implementing our outreach and training plan. 03/31/10 - collected training topic and cost ideas 2) Residential and Commercial Building Audits - 12/31/09 no activity; 03/31/10 program eliminated due to lack of participation. 3) Energy Efficiency Retrofits for Local Non-Profit Organizations -12/31/09-conducted planning meeting with Regional Energy Alliance and developed scope of work. 03/31/10- Conducted 2nd planning meeting with REA, contract completed with REA, list of eligible non-profits being developed. 4) Greenhouse Gas - 12/31/09-conducted planning meeting with consultant and started development of scope of work. 3/31/10-Scope of work completed, contract awaiting final approval. 5) Street Light Replacement- 12/31/09- met with several LED/Induction street light vendors who demonstrated their products.03/31/10- several vendors provided samples of their street lights for field testing. 6) City Hall Solar PV -12/31/09- requested SOQ from Solar PV providers. 3/31/10 - Assembled RFP package. 7)Fire Station PV - 12/31/09-reroofing initiated - 3/31/10- activity deleted due to low level of return on investment. 8)City Hall Energy Efficiency - 12/31/09- design of project; 3/31/10- cost share disallowed, activity deleted.
Job Creation: Projects have not been started therefore no jobs have yet been created.