Energy Efficiency Upgrades-Caltrans District 11 HQ


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Energy Efficiency Upgrades-Caltrans District 11 HQ
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project would make changes to the lighting, heating/cooling system, and Solar Photovoltaic System at the Caltrans District 11 state owned office building to improve the energy efficiency. The work will upgrade and optimize the building automation system, add outside temperature and humidity sensor(s), install ultra-sonic flow meters to the chilled water piping mains, add kilowatt meters to each chiller; retrofit the fluorescent lighting system including fixtures and lighting controls throughout the building and grounds with LED lighting; install occupancy and phot sensors throughout the building as necessary; replace two 500 ton chillers with 300 ton chillers including resizing or replacing associated pumps, as necessary; remove and replace the two Cooling Towers; install a new roof top Solar Photovoltaic System and then remove the old non functions system.

Contact Information

Stephanie Coleman
Agency Name
Department of General Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class, Sec 15301 Existing Fac
Reasons for Exemption
The project falls under the General Rule Exemption where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity may have a significant effect on the environment. Additionally, the project is located in existing public facility and involves energy efficiency improvements that will not result in a significant adverse impact on the environment. The project will not result the expansion of an existing use and none of the exceptions for categorical exemptions apply to the project. The project will have a negligible or no change to the visual appearance of the building and none of the items being replaced are original to the building.

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