The Ventura Partnership Program offers enhanced incentives for energy efficiency projects- higher amounts than going directly through the utility. The program is a tiered system providing increased incentives as cities complete more energy efficiency projects. Cities also work with their communities to satisfy outreach and information dissemination criteria to further move up the tier levels.
VCREA can provide facility audits to determine and prioritize savings opportunities. Upon completion of an audit, your facility will receive an Energy Assessment Report detailing potential project costs, available rebates, energy savings, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and estimated payback period.
VCREA can provide facility audits, cost effectiveness calculations, field inspections, and equipment testing and analysis for developing, packaging, and completing energy-efficient retrofit projects for our partners.
VCREA will assist our partners in securing funding and low-interest financing options needed to implement prioritized energy projects. Currently, there are several zero-and low-interest loans available to assist you in your upgrades.
Our Local Government Partners can take advantage of Retro-commissioning programs offered through the partnership. Experienced engineers will work with you to identify cost-effective ways to optimize your building’s performance and help you save on energy costs.
Municipal entities can save big on utility expenses through implementation of a demand reduction strategy designed to reduce consumption at peak periods. VCREA provides consultations and information on these program offerings.
VCREA works with public agencies to develop and adopt policies and ordinances that encourage energy efficiency in all sectors of the community, potentially resulting in savings of millions of dollars in energy costs. By example, VCREA could work with local public housing authorities, hospitals and water agencies to assist with specific policies that promote energy efficiency.
VCREA can help your city and community assess the types of energy efficiency training and seminars that would help municipal staff, industry professionals, and local residents save energy. We work directly with the utilities to facilitate training and classes offered locally. We also sponsor and participate in local community outreach events to inform the public on energy conservation.
Automated Benchmarking Service allows continual, automatic monitoring of monthly usage data. VCREA can help measure and track building energy performance online and compare performance to other similar buildings throughout the state and country to get a better idea of where to focus your energy-efficiency efforts.
VCREA staff utilizes the Portfolio Manager tool to update municipal staff on government facility energy use on a quarterly basis. These quarterly reports allow staff to monitor changes in energy use and compare facility energy use against a national benchmark of similar facility types. VCREA staff are available to provide in-depth customized energy reports on a per-request basis.
VCREA collaborates with SoCalGas in offering no-cost turn-key, direct installation for many energy efficient measures including:
- Interior lighting fixtures
- Refrigeration fans and controls
- Vending machine sensors
- Hot water pipe insulation
- Faucet aerators
- Hot fluid tank insulation
Additional co-pay measures are available.
Contact VCREA to see when this program will be in your area.