Under the federal Clean Air Act, the SCAQMD service region must meet the 1-hour ozone, 8-hour ozone, 24-hour PM2.5, and annual PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards within the next 12 years.
Established in 1976, the Diamond Bar-based SCAQMD is responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the South Coast Air Basin, in Southern California.
(Source: SCAQMD, Sentinel News Service, 4 Jan., 2019) Contact: SCAQMD, Wayne Nastri, CEO, (909)396-2000, www.aqmd.gov/home/rules-compliance/rules
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The Bundle-Based Energy Efficiency Technology Solutions for California (BEETS) is a 42 month project that upon completion will improve energy efficiency at the SCAQMD facility by over 20 pct. The project has $4 million in CEC EPIC funding and $2.3 million in matching funding, for a total project budget of $6.3 million, along with several subcontractor donations of time and equipment.
As part of the BEETS project, Willdan developed three bundles of pre-commercial technologies for the following spaces: laboratory and critical environments, office and exterior spaces, and chilled water plants. Technologies will include chillers using a new refrigerant that does not deplete the ozone layer; LED fixtures with integrated, advanced controls; an advanced building management system; direct current lighting systems; advanced ventilation and laboratory fume hood exhaust systems; wirelessly integrated plug load controls; and a platform capable of demand response. (Source: Willdan PR, 15 Dec., 2017)Contact: Willdan Group Inc., Tom Brisbin, Pres., CEO, Stacy McLaughlin, CFO, (720) 940-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.willdan.com; California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
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The center was partially funded by SoCalGas with a matching donation from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) and is part of UC Riverside's Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT).
The center will focus on improving technologies and removing barriers to increase renewable gas use in California and beyond. Areas of research include:
high yield renewable natural gas production;
storing renewable energy with power-to-gas technology;
technologies that can increase renewable gas use in heavy-duty trucking and other transportation;
market and policy issues; and
potential sites for renewable gas production projects.
(Source: UC Riverside, Waste Today, Others,18 May, 2017) Contact: University of California, Riverside,
Arun Raju, Director, Center for Renewable Natural Gas, (951) 781-5791, email@example.com, www.ucr.edu; SoCalGas, Jeff Reed, Director Business Strategy and Advanced Technology, www.socalgas.com
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