SANTA MARIA – Energy efficiency investments at the new One-Stop Student Center Project are paying off for Allan Hancock College.
On Tuesday (April 15), PG&E representatives recognized the college for its efforts and presented the Board of Trustees with an energy incentive check for $36,477. Due to the investments, the college is expected to annually save $15,000 in energy costs and offset 24,000 pounds of greenhouse gases.
The rebate came via PG&E’s Savings By Design program. The school’s design team, which included an architect, a LEED consultant, a mechanical engineer and an electrical engineer, submitted this project. Computer modeling incorporated many design features into an estimate of how efficient the new structure and its lighting, HVAC and building controls systems would operate and the amount of savings the recommended changes would create.
The school plans to apply for LEED Silver certification for the new One-Stop Student Center for LEED Certification at the Silver Level. (The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program is run by the U.S. Green Building Council.)
PG&E’s Pat Mullen, the local director of customer service, and Steve Spratt, the customer account representative, presented the check to college officials.