Project Merit: Energy Efficiency

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Cleantech San Diego’s Regional Schools Collaborative for reaching the three-year milestone of best practice sharing among the 44 school districts across the SDG&E service territory. The goal was to maximize energy savings, demand reduction and GHG reduction through Proposition 39 projects approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC). As the CEC’s recognized statewide best practice in Proposition 39 implementation, the collaborative has achieved: 88 energy expenditure plans approved; $64.6 million in project grant allocations for 314 schools; Energy savings = 27,414,710/year; Cost savings = $5,985,131/yr; Demand reduction = 7.9 MW; and GHG reduction = 17,106,779 lbs. The key strategic program milestone achieved in 2016 was the launch of two SDG&E/CPUC Zero Net Energy pilots, which will establish a replicable roadmap for all 44 school districts to pursue the state’s goal of 50% of existing buildings retrofitted to ZNE by 2030.