Grant: $3,036,000 - Department of Energy - Aug. 31, 2009
17% voted satisfied - 83% voted not satisfied - 6 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Collier County will utilize its EECBG formula funding to fund a mixture of lighting and electrical improvements, mechanical improvements, renewable energy and planning initiatives. Collier County has a total of eight (8) project activities for this award. All of these projects will adhere to the purpose of the EECBG program which is to implement strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and, to the maximum extent practicable, maximizes benefits for local and regional communities; reduce the total energy use of eligible entities; and improve energy efficiency in the building sector, the transportation sector, and other appropriate sectors. Collier County's Facilities Energy Saving Retrofits projects propose to save and/or generate a total of 1,098,784 kWh per year and reduce 657 GHG emissions. The Parks and Recreation Department Light Fixture Retrofits involves energy efficient retrofits of light fixtures at two sport complexes. By retrofitting the light fixtures, the project proposes to save and/or create renewable energy of 177,275 kWh per year and reduce 106 GHG emissons. The Public Utilities Energy Savings Project involving the installation of lighting retrofits and occupancy sensors will save and/or create 448,563 kWh per year and reduce 268 GHG emissions. The installation of Solar Photovoltaic Panels at the water treatment plant will save 9,905 KWh per year and reduce 6 GHG emissions. The Transportation Traffic Signalization Improvement project will reduce the delay for vehicle travel on multiple roadways in Collier County. The vehicle reduction will save 373,240 gallons of gasoline and reduce 3,288 GHG emissions. Collier County's Master Mobility Plan is a project that will significantly reduce vehicle miles traveled. By reducing the miles traveled, over the long term, this project proposes to save 32 billion BTUs per year and reduce 1,893 GHG emissions. The Children Museum of Naples will be our only subrecipient and it expected that a subrecipient agreement will be executed during the next reporting quarter. The Children's Museum has a number of energy saving projects that will save 7,745 kWH per year and reduce 1,606 GHG emissions. Finally, Collier County's Green Building Codes Inspection Training Program will provide training to County employees in the Building Department that focuses on Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Energy. With the development of the training curriculum, the employees in the Building Department will gain the knowledge necessary to review and inspect these energy saving practices. It is estimated that the training programs will save 3,200 kWh per year and reduce 1,452 GHG emissions.
Project Description: The EECBG projects have not started as of the first quarterly report submission date. Project managers have contacted the vendors that will be used for this project to ensure that the grant contract requirements such as Davis Bacon and Buy American, will be met. The Department of Energy still had some follow-up questions regarding each project, particularly related to NEPA. The project managers worked to get those questions answered during this quarter. Project managers have drafted their scopes of work and specifications and some have conducted feasibility studies to get NEPA clearance. Our Green Building project manager has chosen the top solar training institute in the country and prepared to reserve hotel accommodations following standard per diem/hotel costs. The transportation project managers are developing work tasks and scopes of work for solicitations for the Adaptive Traffic project and the Arterial Coordination project and are making a determination regarding the use of in-house forces for some project aspects. The project managers and the Collier County Grants Office have worked collaboratively with our Human Resources Department, Facilities Management Department, Purchasing Department, and Solid Waste Department to meet the requirements of the EECBG.
Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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