Victor Valley College - "Building a Future"
Facilities Construction and Contracts

Energy and the Environment

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Project Description

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As many of you may have heard, VVC's Board of Trustees approved an agreement with Chevron Energy Solutions at the August board meeting. This agreement includes projects that will provide innovative and comprehensive solutions that will showcase Victor Valley College as a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy technology in Southern California.

Building environments will be improved with the implementation of these energy conservation measures. More efficient and reliable boilers, chillers, lighting systems, and energy management systems not only reduce energy usage but will in turn improve the learning and working environment for the students, faculty, and staff.

When these projects are completed VVC will have reduced:
  • 1,446 tons/year of Greenhouse Gas (CO2) avoided
  • 2,373 pounds/year of NOx - Acid Rain avoided
  • Equivalent to preserving 11 acres/year of forest from deforestation
  • Equivalent to removing 284 cars/year off the highways

photo of Central Plant

These projects include a complete upgrade of our Central Plant, a new energy management system, a new computerized irrigation system, heating and ventilation improvements in the Art, Gym, Performing Arts Center, and Counseling/Administration buildings. Mechanical upgrades and complete change-out of air distribution equipment, and lighting upgrades in virtually every building on campus are also included in the projects.

VVC will be receiving $305,975 in incentive dollars from Southern California Edison through the Public Utilities Commission by installing this energy efficient equipment, which exceeds the Title 24 requirements based on actual reduction in energy consumption.

We hope to proceed into a second phase of projects in the near future that may include additional buildings being retrofitted to work off the Central Plant and possibly some wind turbine and photo voltaic (solar panels) projects.

The hydronic piping portion for the Central Plant will start as early as Monday September 18th. Lighting retrofits will also begin in certain classrooms as soon as Monday with the major portion to be completed over the Christmas break. Work will continue at the Central Plant into March of next year.

photo of 'Smart Classroom' in VVC Art Building

As these projects proceed, you will see Chevron Energy Solutions representatives and construction crews out and about the campus. Their "home base" is the construction trailer located in the parking lot behind the library.

The Facilities Construction department thanks you in advance for your patience during all of the ongoing construction projects and energy efficiency measures.

Please feel free to contact Steve Garcia with any questions or concerns you may have at extension 2250.

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