The Energy Efficiency Retrofit element of the program involves implementation of energy efficiency retrofit projects providing cost-effective energy savings during the program implementation period. The UC and CSU systems both have an existing and extensive inventory of cost effective energy saving measures. Examples of projects include high efficiency lighting retrofits, HVAC equipment and system upgrades, and installation of motors upgrades and controls. Project development of existing inventory started in the early phase of the Program, with implementation continuing through the present. Additional project identification and development efforts are ongoing. In addition, the process of finalizing the inventory and installation of measures will be well documented and passed on for use in the monitoring-based commissioning program, as well as the development of best practices and education and training.

This element of the program is a unique approach to obtaining savings that combines the expertise of the Universities' statewide campus facility management staff, additional utility and subcontractor expertise, and the installation of energy monitoring and metering equipment at the building submeter and system level. Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) emphasizes permanent energy performance metering and trending—for diagnosis of energy waste, for savings accounting, and to enable persistence of savings.

MBCx Project Guidelines and Minimum Requirements

Monitoring-Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects

The Energy Efficiency Training and Best Practices Education element of the program is a comprehensive program for energy education and information exchange among the UC/CSU/Community College campus energy and facility managers and with the IOUs. This program provides a venue for those individuals responsible for managing energy use on campuses to share information and experiences related to facility operations, best practices, and successful retrofit and commissioning projects, among other issues.

2014 Training Calendar