Public University Energy Efficiency Research Projects


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Public University Energy Efficiency Research Projects
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project includes eleven proposals for recommended funding through the Public University Energy Efficiency Research program at the California Energy Commission. Proposals include: (1) Phase Change Materials in Heating and Cooling Systems (UC Davis), (2) Solar Thermal for Combined Cooling, Heat and Power (Cal Poly SLO), (3)Absorption Cooling with Fuel Cells and Solar Processes (UC Irvine), (4) Solar Water Heaters Using Mini-Channel Technology (UC Merced), (5) Evaluation of HVAC Electric Motor Systems in Buildings (UC Riverside), (6) Standards for HVAC Technician Instruments (UC Davis), (7) Adaptive Lighting Systems for Retail (UC Davis), (8) Wireless Indoor Environmental Measurement Tools (UC Berkeley), (9)Adaptive Envelope Systems for Retail (UC Davis), (10) Fuel Flexibility for Burners (UC Irvine), (11) Increasing Renewable Energy by Almond Shell Gasification (UC San Diego).

Contact Information
Chris Scruton
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 327-2341



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 - Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves various energy efficiency improvement activities that will not cause a significant environmental impact because thaty involve research and model fabrication, testing, and deployment (e.g., air cleaner, natural gas/water meter, and water heater models).
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