Reducing Energy Costs with Efficient Lighting at the Fleet Science Center

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As part of the Fleet Science Center’s ongoing efforts to reduce their building’s energy usage, the organization is replacing existing light bulbs throughout the building with 1,100 energy efficient LEDs. By using these new bulbs, they expect to save $16,365 through reduced energy costs. The Fleet Science Center, also known simply as the Fleet, has continued to operate more sustainably …

Casa de Balboa Goes Solar

Nate Sustainability Program

A new solar project has been activated at Casa de Balboa as a joint effort between the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) and the San Diego History Center. This new system of 480 panels is capable of producing 370 watts of power, offsetting the building’s annual energy usage by 23% on average. Within the first year, the solar panels are …

New Energy Utility Seasonal and Peak Periods

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) will be putting into effect recently updated seasonal and peak periods starting December 1, 2017. This will affect residential and business customers, as high energy use periods may need to change to accommodate energy pricing. The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) recent General Rate Case proceeding reviewed energy forecasts and costs and determined that …

Energy Upgrade California: Rallying All Energy Users to Make a Big Impact

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Rallying ALL Californians to take action will help to achieve the State’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. That’s why San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has partnered with Energy Upgrade California’s (EUC) Do Your Thing™ initiative to encourage residents and small businesses to take simple actions that ultimately make California cleaner, …

Six Winter Energy-Saving Tips for Businesses

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

While many people don’t think we have a winter season in San Diego, it can definitely feel a bit frosty to those of us who live and work here, which means a lot of energy will be used for heating indoor spaces. Even though we may not use nearly as much heating energy as elsewhere in the country, it still …

IDSM Lunch & Learn Recap

Rubi Baricuatro Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

IDSM Lunch & Learn Workshop (June 29) Recap The Sustainability Program would like to thank all those who registered for and attended our IDSM Lunch & Learn Workshop on June 29. It was a great success with 4 speakers, 39 participants, 3 workshops and a delicious and sustainable lunch provided by the House of England. A complete set of the …

IDSM Workshop

Rubi Baricuatro

Workshop Summary Businesses are becoming more energy-savvy, integrating and taking advantage of both energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Combining the two provides unique opportunities to harness multiple benefits. Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) and Integrated Distributed Energy Resources (IDER) are forward-thinking approaches to energy savings. Learn about the basics of IDSM and IDER, then dive deeper into these topics …