New Construction & Major Alterations
The California Energy Design Assistance (CEDA) program offers a unique opportunity for colleges to build sustainable, comfortable, energy-efficient buildings.
Campuses face increasing pressure to provide safe and clean environments for staff and students. Does your district have a new building or major alteration on the horizon? Now is the perfect time to enroll in CEDA. We’ll reduce energy consumption in your building designs and provide financial incentives for energy efficiency projects.
- Complimentary Energy Design Assistance
- Lifecycle Energy Savings
- Financial Incentives
- In early design phases
Located in a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E®), SCE®, SoCalGas®, or SDG&E® service territory with an eligible rate structure
Project team commitment to evaluating energy efficiency options
New construction or a major alteration
Major alterations must meet one or more of the following criteria:
A change in space function (building or space occupancy type)
>30% change in design occupancy (sq.ft./person)
>10% increase in conditioned floor area (sq.ft.)
Any expansion or addition of substantial process or conditioning load to an existing facility
Common Energy Efficiency Measures
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Delivers higher energy savings than resistance point-of-use water heaters and is a great fuel substitution measure compared to traditional gas- fired water heaters.
Air-to-Water Heat Pumps
Enables heat to be transferred in a closed loop system, providing heating/cooling across building spaces. Modular system requires less installation space than rooftop unit.
Provides simultaneous heating/cooling and heat recovery, consuming less energy than traditional heat pumps. Modular system requires less room for installation (reduces ductwork) and handles larger facilities than air-to-water heat pumps.
*Variable Refrigerant Flow
Products such as gas-filled panes, non-metal frames, and double/triple glazing deliver savings while maintaining building aesthetics.
Heat Recovery Chillers
Great for large campuses with central plants looking to reduce load on gas boilers. Provides both hot and cold water to distribution loops. Sometimes requires changes to heating coils for lower hot water temperatures.
Lighting power density reduction strategies that deliver the same lumens while consuming less energy. Fixtures must be DLC-listed. Reduces building consumption as much as possible prior to considering any renewable energy production strategies.