Deep Energy Projects at Five (5) Campus Buildings


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Los Angeles
Document Title
Deep Energy Projects at Five (5) Campus Buildings
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project will upgrade existing mechanical and lighting systems to reduce energy usage in five (5) buildings on the UCLA campus: (1) Neuroscience Research Building; (2) Royce Hall; (3) Physics & Astronomy Building (Phase 1); (4) Terasaki Life Sciences Building; and (5) (Renee & David) Kaplan Hall. The projects will encompass a wide spectrum of energy efficiency efforts of varying size and complexity, such as renewal and retrofit of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, lighting retrofits, building controls upgrades, and monitoring-based commissioning that benefits whole buildings. The scope of work for each building will be individually tailored, but will include such measures as: installation of new controls to optimize scheduling and regulate temperature, humidity, water pressure, and air flow; installation of energy efficient valves and variable frequency drives (VFDs) on the chilled water system air handling units to optimize HVAC equipment operations; installation of occupancy sensors and photocell controls for exterior lights; and replacement of fluorescent lights with LEDs. Related scope will include patch and paint of walls in areas impacted by the work. In locations where equipment is above the existing ceilings grids, work will include ceiling removal and re-installation, or replacement, after work is complete.

Contact Information

Edward Paek, AICP
Agency Name
UCLA Capital Programs
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Other Location Info
Various locations on UCLA campus

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, Class 1, Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to state law and University of California Procedures for Implementation of CEQA, the proposed project is categorically exempt under Article 19, Section 15301, Class 1, Existing Facilities. The project is exempt because it consists of interior alterations to existing facilities with no expansion of use. No exceptions to a Categorical Exemption per CEQA Section 15300.2 apply.


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