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Sustainability Projects

Campus-wide LED Lighting Upgrade
Sustainability and Facility teams have identified all inefficient lighting fixtures and proposed efficient LED lighting solution. This project will save up to 50%  of lighting energy, and about 10% of peak load reduction.  Zero percent interest loan offered by PG&E or 1% loan offered by California Energy Commission is being explored to fund this project.
 
Campus-wide HVAC Energy Efficiency Upgrade and Energy Monitoring System
Working with PG&E a campus HVAC energy audit was performed in September 2018. No-cost and low-cots measures have been identified.  PG&E is evaluating  the savings potential and rebates for this project. A final report is expected by end of January 2019.
Team is working with EcoVox, an utility meter reading contractor funded by CO, to install a remote meter reading system for Cal Maritime's Energy and Water meters.  The server to host the monitoring software and meter data is being configured by Cal Maritime's IT team.
 
Water Efficiency
Cal Maritime has been working with City of Vallejo and Solano County Water Agency to identify water saving opportunities in the campus in indoor and outdoor water use. A group of four students working under the mentorship of Energy & Sustainability Director and Pro. Larry Bienati completed a project to replace existing inefficient toilet bowls, shower heads and sink faucets across the campus with efficient ones. This project is estimated to save about $100,000 in water cost with no investment from Cal Maritime.. The cost of material and labor to replace inefficient water fixtures will be funded by Solano County Water Agency.
 
Electric Vehicles Charging Stations
Cal Maritime working with PG&E has sought 27 EV chargers to be installed in parking Lot A. The project design and layout is completed by PG&E in coordination with Cal Maritime. The EV chargers will be installed and maintained by PG&E for 10 years at no cost to Cal Maritime. Cal Maritime will have to pay a program participation fee of $1,150 per charger.  After ten years Cal Maritime has the option to continue to own the chargers at its own maintenance charge or handover to PG&E. Cal Maritime has the authority to open up the charging service to public and generate revenue. 
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Tree Campus USA
Cal Maritime Sustainability team working with Campus Tree Advisory Committee completed and submitted an application to have Cal Maritime recognized as Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
 
A campus tree care plan was also developed as part of application. The goals of campus tree care plan are to continuously maintain a clean, green and sustainable Tree Campus.  Utilize the campus for education, student service learning and community services. Utilize in-house and professional consulting services to develop and maintain tree inventory; and evaluate the impact of carbon reduction through well maintained trees.
 
Recycling
Current recycling program will be expanded to reducing waste leading to a zero waste campus, increase recycling, eliminate the use of single-use plastic containers. Extend the food waste composting from kitchen side to include dining area. Explore the feasibility of converting green waste to power generation. Enhance recycling education and outreach program across the campus.  Conduct e-waste collection day once or twice a year.
 

 

 

 


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Last updated: 7/16/20