Decarbonizing healthcare with zero-carbon reheat systems


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Decarbonizing healthcare with zero-carbon reheat systems
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
EPRI proposes to design, develop and install up to two Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems to replace 2 aging air handling units (AHU) at the Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla, CA, in collaboration with UC San Diego Health and Conservant Systems, Inc. The project requires removing outdated AHUs, modifying existing equipment and installing new technology for the baseline and demonstration data collection. This project combines AHU technology with a High-Efficiency Dehumidification Systems (HEDS), known as a HEDS AHU system, that will greatly reduce and often eliminate energy consumption to reheat air post cooling and dehumidification and which will help meet California’s statutory energy goals. This project will benefit California Investor Owned Utility electricity ratepayers by demonstrating the energy and costs saving generated by the HEDS AHU(s).

Contact Information

Jeanie Mar
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
Contact Types
Project Applicant


La Jolla
San Diego
Other Location Info
9300 Campus Point Dr, La Jolla 92037

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301 ; Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
This project will test new HVAC technology in a hospital and replace 2 outdated pieces of equipment (AHUs). This project will result in no new construction beyond the current operating conditions and consists of only basic data collection, research and experimental management activities which will result in no disturbance to an environmental resource.


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