Large Capacity CO2 Central Heat Pump Water Heating Technology Evaluation and Demonstration

Summary

SCH Number
2020080019
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Large Capacity CO2 Central Heat Pump Water Heating Technology Evaluation and Demonstration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/3/2020
Project Applicant
Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

Document Description
This technology demonstration project funds the replacement of existing hot water heating equipment at multifamily buildings with new low-global warming potential central heat pump water heaters. Project data and performance will be collected, and research results disseminated to encourage installation of central heat pump water heater technology in California.

Contact Information
Amir Ehyai
Energy Commission
1516 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-3094
Amir.Ehyai@energy.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Oakland San Diego San Francisco
Counties
Alameda San Diego San Francisco
Regions
Northern California Southern California
Zip
92101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves the installation and testing of an innovative central heat pump water heating system in a total of 5 sites located in existing multifamily buildings. The systems will be integrated into the structures and may require the pouring of a concrete pad and slight modifications to the existing boiler rooms at the sites. The systems will take the place of existing hot water heaters and will result in negligible or no expansion of any existing or former uses at the sites. This project is therefore categorically exempt from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 as minor alterations to existing facilities that involve no expansion of an existing or former use. This project is also categorically exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15306 as basic data collection, research, and resource Authority cited: Sections 21083 and 21110, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 21108, 21152, and 21152.1, Public Resources Code. Association for Energy Affordability CEQA Notice of Exemption Page 2 of 2 EPC-19-030 evaluation activities that will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Further, none of the exceptions to exemptions listed in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 applies to this project.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves the installation and testing of an innovative central heat pump water heating system in a total of 5 sites located in existing multifamily buildings. The systems will be integrated into the structures and may require the pouring of a concrete pad and slight modifications to the existing boiler rooms at the sites. The systems will take the place of existing hot water heaters and will result in negligible or no expansion of any existing or former uses at the sites. This project is therefore categorically exempt from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 as minor alterations to existing facilities that involve no expansion of an existing or former use. This project is also categorically exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15306 as basic data collection, research, and resource Authority cited: Sections 21083 and 21110, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 21108, 21152, and 21152.1, Public Resources Code. Association for Energy Affordability CEQA Notice of Exemption Page 2 of 2 EPC-19-030 evaluation activities that will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Further, none of the exceptions to exemptions listed in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 applies to this project.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
CEQA-GFO-19-301-3 AEA Ehyai Signed   PDF 102 K

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