West / Regional Reports

Solar and Energy Efficiency Project to Save School District $15 Million

December 6, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Chevron Energy Solutions, a unit of Chevron Corp., and the Huntington Beach City School District announced the groundbreaking for an energy efficiency and solar project, which is expected to save the district more than $15 million over the life of the project.

The project is the first energy efficiency and solar project at an elementary school district in Orange County. Chevron Energy Solutions designed and engineered the 615-kilowatt solar system and will install, operate, maintain and guarantee the system’s performance, which is expected to meet more than 30 percent of the district’s demand for electricity. The company is also implementing energy efficiency improvements through lighting system upgrades and through upgrades to HVAC systems. The energy efficiency improvements are expected to reduce the district’s annual energy consumption by nearly 30 percent and provide other benefits including improved lighting quality and aesthetics, reduced maintenance costs, and consistent indoor climate quality.

“We are proud to work with Chevron Energy Solutions to reduce our utility costs and generate annual operating savings,” said Kathy Kessler, superintendent of the Huntington Beach City School District. “The energy savings are paying for the infrastructure improvements and providing budget relief to the district’s General Fund.”

Through energy efficiency improvements and solar power generation, Huntington Beach City School District is reducing its purchase of utility power and, in turn, reducing carbon emissions by more than 1,200 metric tons. The project is expected to be completed in 2011.

“Huntington Beach City School District is demonstrating fiscal and environmental leadership by improving their energy efficiency and use of renewable power,” said Dave Stone, senior vice president for Chevron Energy Solutions. “The project also improves the classroom learning environment, which is important for students’ academic performance.”

Publication date: 12/06/2010

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Michael Willburn

Michael Willburn, president, Infloor Heating Systems, joins the program to discuss his company, radiant heating, industry trends, and whether contractors are becoming more interested in radiant heating. Posted on July 11.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 07-21-14 cover

2014 July 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

R-22 PHASEOUT POLL

Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con