Grant: $3,567,800 - Department of Energy - Aug. 31, 2009
33% voted satisfied - 67% voted not satisfied - 3 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Activity 1: Customers take their vehicles to the repair facility, they present their title, current proof of registration, and the emissions failure notice. Customers sign an agreement sheet and a vehicle diagnostic is performed. The customers are informed about necessary repairs and associated costs. If customers continue in the program, they pay the first $150 to the repair facility. The program pays, up to, an additional $650 for repair and retrofit kit installation. If the cost to bring the vehicle to emission standards exceeds these amounts, owners may opt to pay the additional expense or withdraw their vehicle from the program. In FY2008 the program repaired 1,028 vehicles and reduced tailpipe emissions by 297 tons. Program repair costs averaged $829 per ton of emissions reduced. By comparison, emission reduction efforts of similar pollutants at stationary sources within Maricopa County can cost far more. It is estimated that this funding will maintain 1.5 FTE Maricopa County positions and up to 7.0 FTE jobs from the vehicle emissions repair service industry. Activity 2: The purpose of this activity is to install solar thermal water heating systems at the following locations: Fourth Ave Jail 201 S. 4th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85003 Lower Buckeye Jail 3250 West Lower Buckeye Road Phoenix AZ 85009 These systems will produce a combined 23,556,000 Btu/day, and save 85,925 therms of natural gas annually. This project will leverage $842,880 in utility rebates which the County will receive upon completion of the project. The estimated annual energy cost savings is $99,870. The project will increase energy efficiency by reducing natural gas consumption and add renewable energy to the the Lower Buckeye and Fourth Avenue Jail County buildings. The project will also reduce GHG emissions at these buildings by 430 metric tons of CO2 annually, which is equivalent to the following: - Annual greenhouse gas emissions from 78.7 passenger vehicles - CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 59.6 homes for one year - Carbon sequestered by 11,016 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
Project Description: The purpose of this project is ro install solar thermal water heating systems at the following locations: Fourth Ave Jail 201 S. 4th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85003 Installation of 203 4X10 glass encased black chrome finish collectors with a 13,500 gallon storage tank and a heat exchanger, Output from this system is projected to be 12,331,000 btu/day. Lower Buckeye Jail 3250 West Lower Buckeye Road Phoenix AZ 85009 Installation of 236 4X10 glass encased black chrome finish collectors with a 16,000 gallon storage tank and a heat exchanger. Output from this system is projected to be 11,225,700 btu/day. Maintain the infrastructure of the Maricopa County Voluntary Vehicle Repair & Retrofit Program. The goal of the program is to repair 250 high-emitting older vehicles reducing an estimated 50 tons of tailpipe emissions on a quarterly basis.
Jobs Summary: (Activity 1: VVR&R) Jobs noted in Number of Jobs* are jobs retained, not jobs created. (Activity 2: Solar Thermal Water Hearting) Jobs created will be of the type normally associated with design and installation of solar thermal water heating systems including mechanical engineers, structural engineers, architects, metal workers, plumbers, electricians, solar installation technicians, construction supervisiors, clerical staff and project managers. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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