LA Mission College’s Central Plant Project participated in the LADWP Custom Performance Program to reduce project costs, long term electricity costs, and to achieve sustainability goals.
LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2021) — Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) recently upgraded its central plant and cooling tower under LADWP’s Custom Performance Program (CPP). These important energy efficiency measures reduce LAMC’s carbon footprint and provide a comfortable and modern learning environment for their students. The upgrades deliver central chilled and hot water to eight buildings and included installation of a new 400 kW Fuel Cell that uses recovered heat to provide a substantial amount of electricity to the campus. In addition, outdated and inefficient equipment was replaced at three existing buildings.
LAMC anticipates 540,190 kWh in energy savings annually, which represents a reduction of 383 metric tons of CO2e- equivalent to the removal of 83 vehicles from local freeways or the annual electricity supply for up to 70 homes. LAMC and parent organization, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) received a $128,000 incentive check through CPP, which augmented additional funds from a taxpayer-approved bond.
“The District and its BuildLACCD construction program are committed to sustainable, environmentally friendly projects that help reduce our carbon footprint,” said Rueben Smith, Chief Facilities Executive for LACCD. “The CPP incentive was a win-win to help us offset some of the overall project costs while supporting our environmental project goals.”
CPP provides incentives to commercial customers for energy savings achieved through the implementation and installation of energy efficiency measures and equipment that meets or exceeds industry standards. LACCD has made significant investments in the installation of central plants at seven of its other colleges, as well as, their Van de Kamp Innovation Center. LAMC is one of six LACCD campuses within LADWP service territory.
“LADWP is proud to be a leader in the fight against global warming to help make L.A. a cleaner, greener place to live and we can do this is by helping our customers succeed through programs like CPP that incentivize sustainable projects,” said LADWP Key Accounts Assistant Director Bryan Schweickert. “With CPP’s newly enhanced custom features, our staff can tailor the program to better fit customer project’s needs, expedite the application processing, and maximize their savings.”
LADWP commercial electric customers in good standing are eligible for the program. Incentives are reserved on a first-come, first served basis or until funds are exhausted. If you have a planned project that may quality for the Custom Performance Program please visit www.ladwp.com/cpp or contact your account advisor.