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 program team has completed the report of installation activities.

Project Progression

March 2017
Project Kick-off
July 2017
ASHRAE Level II Audits
Q1 2018 – Q3 2018
Baseline Energy Modeling
Q2 2018 – Q3 2018
Baseline Energy Consumption Measurement
Q4 2018 - Q2 - 2019
ZNE Design Development and Plan Review
Q1 2020
Construction Period
Q2 2020 – Q1 2021
Post-Construction Energy Measurement and Verification
Q2 2018 – Q1 2020
Technology and Knowledge Transfer Activities

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Benefits of the SD ZN3 Project