Serra Mesa - Kearny Mesa Library
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Valencia Park - Malcolm X Library
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Point Loma - Hervey Library
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In partnership with the California Energy Commission and the City of San Diego, CSE is engaged in a multiyear project aimed at testing, verifying and publicizing the integration of energy efficiency, solar photovoltaic systems and other demand-side resources to convert three public libraries to zero net energy (ZNE) or near ZNE buildings.

The SD ZN3 Project team will investigate benefits and barriers of implementing integrated demand-side management (IDSM) technologies in municipal, community-based buildings, including the viability of financing, demand response revenue models, sustainable energy savings and ZNE operations.

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Project Update: The project team has completed 3-months of end-use monitoring and the creation of energy models for each library.

Project Progression

March 2017
Project Kick-off
100%
July 2017
ASHRAE Level II Audits
100%
Q1 2018 – Q3 2018
Baseline Energy Modeling
100%
Q2 2018 – Q3 2018
Baseline Energy Consumption Measurement
100%
Q4 2018 - Q2 - 2019
ZNE Design Development and Plan Review
90%
Q2 2019 - Q3 - 2019
Construction Period
0%
Q3 2019 - Q1- 2020
Post-Construction Energy Measurement and Verification
0%
Q2 2018 – Q1 2020
Technology and Knowledge Transfer Activities
10%

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Benefits of the SD ZN3 Project