Optimizing Heat Pump Load Flexibility for Cost, Comfort, and Carbon Emissions


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Optimizing Heat Pump Load Flexibility for Cost, Comfort, and Carbon Emissions
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will install heat pump controls (water heating and space conditioning), energy metering equipment, and sensors in a laboratory and existing buildings to evaluate energy performance. The installed technologies aim to reduce building energy use so the beneficiaries of the work will be the utility ratepayers included in the demonstrations.

Contact Information

Dustin Davis
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
The Regents of the University of California, Davis-Western Cooling Efficiency Center
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Jose, Woodland
Santa Clara, Yolo
Other Location Info
2170 Farmers Central Rd Woodland 95776 Yolo 1695 Alum Rock Ave San Jose 95116 Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Exemption 15301 applies to this project since the work involves minor alterations of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, and which involve negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing. This project will only install monitoring devices and hardware and/or software that optimize the energy use of HVAC and water heating. For these reasons, the project will not have a significant environmental impact and is exempt under section 15301.


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