SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

FACILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (FIP)


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Sustainability


Clean Energy & Renewables
Prop 39: The Proposition 39 K-12 Program provides grant funds for energy projects, energy efficiency upgrades and clean energy generation at schools. District was granted $1.8 Million to save energy and energy related costs through technology upgrades and district wide saving techniques. The district has contracted Indoor Environmental Services (IES) to complete a full Energy Audit and has made recommendations of projects to lower energy cost and use. To begin, we have committed to replace florescent tube lighting with more efficient LED lamps across district.

Solar (PV) Installation: Photovoltaic Solar Cells convert sunlight directly into energy. Rooftop Solar PV arrays have been installed on nine campuses. The district is currently fast tracking installation plans for the Santa Monica High School Innovation building, John Adams Middle School, and Edison Language Academy.

Continuous Energy Improvement Program (CEI):  The District is participating with So Cal Edison and So Cal Gas to reduce natural gas and energy costs by 15-20%. CEI is a consultative service aimed at helping commercial customers engage in successful long term, strategic energy planning. The program completed an assessment of the district’s current energy usage, will create energy use goals and cultivate and implement a strategic energy management plan.  Currently, we are developing a range of programs that are meant to enhance energy saving behavioral within the district to ensure we reach our energy saving goals.

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Lighting: The lighting within the district has been evaluated and will be replaced with more efficient LED fixtures to reduce energy use and reduce energy associated cost.





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