Saving Energy and Money for Beaumont Unified School District
LOS ANGELES — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced that on May 24, 2016, Beaumont Unified School District (BUSD) held a ribbon-cutting event for the completion of its solar-energy carport structures (canopies) located in the high school’s staff parking lot. The solar canopies will produce over one million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually at a capacity nameplate of 632.4 KW DC. The resulting outcome will reduce the school’s dependency on outside energy sources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,000 pounds annually. The solar canopies provide 43,000 square feet of covered parking in two campus parking lots outfitted with energy efficient LED lighting.
BUSD partnered with AECOM to reduce the school’s energy and operational costs as well as its impact on the environment. Leveraging funding allocated through the California Clean Energy Jobs act (Proposition 39), AECOM was able to use California Solar Initiative utility incentives and other funding programs through a streamlined energy savings performance contracting process to enable BUSD to achieve their fiscal and energy goals.
Beaumont Unified School District invited the public and members of the media to this event.
Pictured: Patrick Wills (AECOM project manager); Wayne Hackney (BUSD board member); Andrew Agopian (AECOM program manager-renewable energy practice, power and energy); (BUSD Board President) David Sanchez; Superintendent Dr. Maureen Latham; Susie Lara (BUSD board member); Steven Hovey (BUSD clerk of the board); Kelsey Gormley (AECOM project specialist-energy efficiency); and Laurie Volpe (AECOM project administrator).
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