The project proposes three Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) for the CHP's Altadena Office site. The first measure (lighting) includes replacing existing inefficient indirect light fixtures with lower wattage higher efficiency light fixtures throughout the building. This ECM will provide energy efficiency upgrades. The second measure includes replacing five of the seven existing rooftop heat pump units with HVAC units with new high efficiency equipment. The existing units are old, inefficient and at the end of their useful lives. Replacing the units with new equipment will result in energy savings, because the current units are less efficient than the modern equipment. The third measure (Irrigation) includes the site's irrigation control system upgrade with weather based irrigation controllers and software. This irrigation control system will be internet based, allowing for automatic adjustments for daily scheduling, cycling and soaking, thus preventing excess water use. The construction contractor will follow any hazardous material waste handling and disposal with respect to appropriate local, state, and federal rules/regulations.
The replacement activity is consistent with the original proposed usage and meets the requirements set forth in Section 15301(a) for interior or exterior alterations involving such things as electrical conveyances and set forth in Section 15302 (c) for existing utility systems and facility. The project will have a negligible effect on resources in the area.