A Systems-Efficient Approach to Hospital De-carbonization


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
A Systems-Efficient Approach to Hospital De-carbonization
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed integrated technologies and system design approach is to reduce the natural gas consumption and GHG emissions of the host site by over 30%. This will be accomplished by integrating heat recovery chiller design and boiler stack economizers to reduce steam boiler fuel requirements for the domestic hot water and heating hot water systems. We will implement a variable air volume system (VAV), design air handlers with separate cold and hot decks to optimize economizer mode, and have model-based optimal control strategy to minimize building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy consumption.

Contact Information

Bradley Meister
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Baldwin Park
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
1011 Baldwin Park Blvd

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 fits within Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15301 because it involves minor construction and equipment installation at an existing facility, with no expansion of capacity. This installation is at an existing, developed urban site on land that is not environmentally sensitive. No historic resources or buildings will be affected. Noise and odors will not be generated by these installations in excess of existing permitted amounts. The installation will not increase traffic to the sites. The installation will not require permits for air, water, conditional use, building expansion, hazardous waste, or rezoning. In addition, this project fits within Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15306 because it involves basic data collection which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.


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