Grant: $1,013,500 - Department of Energy - Sep. 14, 2009
25% voted satisfied - 75% voted not satisfied - 4 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The award will be used to provide incentives and rebates to homeowners, rental property owners and businesses for comprehensive energy tests and home performance improvements under the Berkeley Energy Initiative. The proposed program is consistent with the City of Berkeley Climate Action Plan (CAP) and will serve to support implementation of related CAP measures. The award will provide $658,500 in direct incentives in the form of rebates and free materials. The balance of the grant will be used for program development, marketing and outreach and program evaluation. For moderate-income homeowners, the EECBG funds will provide free materials, such as insulation, furnaces, and lighting fixtures. Installation of the measures, including labor for home performance diagnostic testing, will be provided under the Green Energy Training Services (GETS) program. Part of the labor costs would be covered through funding to the GETS program, subject to an award from Pacific Gas & Electric. Consistent with the Climate Action Plan, the goals of the EECBG program are to: • enhance energy services and standards, • reduce costs of energy upgrades for existing residential and nonresidential properties and • prepare local residents for green energy job opportunities. These goals will be served by the following objectives: • establishing standards for comprehensive energy improvements • developing a service delivery mechanism, providing services for lower- and moderate-income households that are not qualified for standard low-income programs • serving tenant occupied units • preparing and placing local residents in energy-related jobs. The initial expected outcomes of the project are presented below. These outcomes will be refined as the City develops the more detailed implementation plan for distributing rebates to the community and assesses the level of incentives that are required to achieve the scale of savings the City hopes to achieve in each building. Outcomes- Units- Quantity CO2e reduction annual- metric tons- 658 Natural gas savings- annual therms- 94,005 Electricity savings- annual kWh- 465,695 Client cost savings- annual dollars - $186,839 Non-Federal investment- dollars- $1,879,960 Non-Federal cost share- Non Fed/EECBG- 185% Jobs retained/created- FTE- 19 Total residential units improved- units- 416 Tenant-occupied units- improved units- 250 Moderate-income single-family units- improved units- 90 Other single-family units- improved units- 76 Non-residential space- improved square feet- 155,000 EECBG cost per first year metric ton reduced- dollars- $1,540 EECBG $/MM Btu primary energy (first year)- $/MM Btu- $71 Major Milestones The major milestones are summarized below. Month Task 1/10 Develop and adopt standards for testing, auditing, rating and eligible measures 1/10 Define qualifications for eligible service providers 2/10 Prepare detailed program plan, including business analysis for process and data management 3/10 Obtain Council approval for the plan 7/10 Provide training for businesses and workers 8/10 Conduct workshops and outreach 10/10 Award rebates 2/11 Award mini grants 4/11 Evaluate program success Quarterly Provide periodic progress reports to DOE Quarterly 9/11 Final report and evaluation
Project Description: See Award Description. This quarter: Received award. Refined budget. Given the relatively small number of residential units that will receive rebates from this grant, recipient proposes to replace contracting for a market study ($8,000); through in house analysis, set rebate levels that will be evaluated for use in future funding programs for energy efficiency; and use the budgeted funds for an evaluationof theprogram including rebate levels.
Jobs Summary: 00 (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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