FEBRUARY 26, 2013 - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES CONTRACTS WITH AESC TO PROVIDE ENERGY ENGINEERING SERVICES
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has established a Professional Services Agreement with Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. (AESC) to provide its 419 acre campus with energy engineering services. As part of this agreement AESC completed, in January of 2013, a comprehensive energy and water audit of Haines Hall, which primarily accommodates lecture halls, classrooms, and faculty offices. The purpose of the audit was to characterize the building's energy usage, evaluate energy and water consuming systems, and identify ECMs to increase occupant comfort and improve building efficiency. Sixteen recommendations were identified under the categories of retro-commissioning, water conservation, low cost and capital energy conservation measures. The measures represent an 8% energy savings (kWh), 13% steam savings (lb of steam), 20% chilled water savings (Ton-Hr), 75% domestic cold water savings (HCF), and will reduce the facility's carbon emissions by 253,000 pounds per year.
For nearly 100 years, UCLA has been a pioneer, persevering through impossibility, turning the futile into the attainable. UCLA has evolved from being a campus of some four buildings to one now encompassing over 190 buildings and parking structures, and yet has preserved a garden-like atmosphere. Today UCLA accommodates the largest campus population (almost 60,000 people on the average week day) on the smallest general campus area (419 acres) in the UC system. For nearly two decades UCLA has been diverting wastes and becoming more energy efficient. In 2005, UCLA took campus greening to the next level by establishing the UCLA Sustainability Committee. UCLA is a living laboratory for climate and sustainability research. Undergraduate and graduate students engage with staff and faculty to pilot new technologies and policies on the university campus. With over 25 research centers focused on sustainability, UCLA is creating the technology and training the leaders of tomorrow, while leading by example in our own operations.
AESC provides high quality engineering and management services to enable rapid deployment of efficient, cost-effective, reliable and environmentally friendly energy systems. AESC's customized engineering solutions and services are provided to utilities, government agencies, and other organizations that seek to improve energy production, delivery, and end use. Founded in 1994, AESC has offices in Carlsbad, San Diego, Pasadena, and Concord, California.