The IDEEA—Community College Program, which provided retrofits to Southern California community college districts was initially targeted to two community college districts, Los Angeles and San Bernardino. Ultimately the program influenced projects at nine sites from seven districts, and achieved over 6.4 million gross kWh in savings, exceeding its kWh goals by 5 percent and kW goals by over 20 percent.
The colleges included three of Los Angeles Community College District colleges:
Others projects included:
- East Los Angeles College—PC power management software was installed on about 3,000 machines for 1,822,918 kWh annual savings.
- West Los Angeles College—vending machine controls were installed for 52,290 annual kWh
- Los Angeles Southwest—vending machine controls were installed for 20,670 annual kWh.
This unique and innovative program accomplished long-term peak energy and demand savings, and established a permanent framework for a comprehensive, long-term, energy management program. Projects implemented under this effort include HVAC central plant upgrades, lighting retrofits, retro-commissioning for standard and lab specific systems, PC power management applications, and vending machine controls.
- Crafton Hills from the San Bernardino Community College District—lighting and HAVC retrofits and upgrades resulted in 1,822,918 annual kWh savings.
- Chaffey of the Chaffey CCD—central plant upgrades for 1,067,000 annual kWh savings.
- Compton College of Compton CCD—HVAC RCx resulted in 2,535,823 annual kWh savings.
- Orange Coast College of Coast CCD—lighting retrofit for 20,370 annual kWh savings.
- Victor Valley College of Victor Valley CCD—vending machine controls for 85,860 annual kWh savings.
- Santa Monica of Santa Monica CCD—laboratory HVAC RCx for 379,391 in annual kWh savings.