Climatec is a leading provider of turnkey modernization and funding solutions for public agencies looking to remedy aging infrastructure. We service building owners across all public sector market segments including education, state, county, local and federal government as well as special districts. Our team of highly credentialed experts specialize in designing & implementing energy, water and operational improvements to make your facilities smarter, safer & more efficient while providing significant relief for general fund and capital budgets.
Transform your facilities into sustainable platforms for attracting economic development, revenue growth, attendance, and community engagement. Using a variety of innovative funding solutions such as grants, state funding and other incentives, we help you achieve your facilities objectives without burdening in-house resources or taking on any additional expenditures.
Student achievement starts with high performing learning environments; in fact, well-maintained facilities can improve student scores up to 10% on standardized tests. Our team helps remove the barriers many districts face in providing comfortable, safe, 21st century learning environments and meet the growing public pressures that surround sustainability. Whether your schools are in need of modernization, deferred maintenance relief, or simply looking to reduce operating cost pressures on your budget, Climatec has unsurpassed expertise in helping K-12 leaders develop and implement customized, impactful facilities programs in less time and with fewer resources.
Climatec has been an exceptional partner in the District’s mission to improve sustainable practices and achieve greater energy efficiency.”
Smart cities start with smart infrastructure. As operating expenditures rise and revenues decline, local government leaders are looking for innovative solutions to spur economic development while improving services for residents and local businesses. Addressing aging infrastructure is one of the most impactful decisions you can make to improve the operational efficiency of your organization and reinvest savings into additional capital improvements or community services that drive revenue for your bottom line. Climatec offers comprehensive design/build solutions and budget-neutral funding plans to modernize your infrastructure in a fraction of the time without adding extra workload for your Staff.
Climatec provides outstanding service and training for our facility technicians assisting with operation schedules for our controls, remote troubleshooting and 24/7 utility monitoring.”
WEED, CA - The City of Weed plans to “flip the switch” on its new solar photovoltaic (PV)systems and ring in the generation of clean energy in a celebration to take place on Friday, July12. The ceremony, slated for 10 to 10:30 a.m. under the solar shade structure at City Hall (550Main Street in Weed, CA), will draw city leaders, community members and local media.
“After over a year of planning, we’re thrilled to announce that City Hall and our wastewater treatment plant will be powered by solar energy!” said City of Weed Mayor Ken Palfini. “With modernized energy infrastructure across the City, our community can look forward to a healthier, smarter and more vibrant future. Climatec has been a key partner in Weed becoming a smart, sustainable city.”
The PV systems are expected to produce approximately 333,000 kWh per year and 8.35 million kWh over its lifetime. The equivalent annual outcome of these returns are 32 cars off the road,17,379 gallons of gasoline saved, 4,531 trees preserved and 23 American homes powered.
The new PV systems, however, are only one piece of Weed’s plan to advance its sustainability and reap energy and cost savings. Via a partnership with Climatec Energy Services, Weed has invested in interior and exterior LED lighting at City buildings; new heating and cooling at theCity Hall; networked temperature controls at Weed Library and improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Savings accrued over the lifespan of the new equipment and the solar system are estimated at $5.5 million and 12.1 million kWh.
“The projected financial and energy savings will create a reservoir that can be reinvested in our community–this is a huge feat for our city,” said Weed City Manager Ronald ("Ron") W. Stock.“From planning to construction, Climatec has been instrumental to the solar power generation system’s timely execution. Their dedication to us as a client has put us on track to achieve our energy efficiency and financial goals.”
The City formally adopted the project on January 11, 2018 on a 5-0 vote, which was funded by a1 percent loan from the California Energy Commission. In approximately 12 months, Climatec implemented work on the project.
“As a proud leader in energy efficiency, Climatec finds it incredibly satisfying to bring energy efficiency and smart technology to communities like the City of Weed,” said Tyler Girtman,
Climatec account manager for Weed. “These innovations wouldn’t have been possible without the thoughtful leadership exhibited by city leaders like Ron, Ken and all of Weed’s City Council and staff. Weed is a prime example of a community whose push to become more sustainable will benefit us all.”
About the City of Weed
The City of Weed, California is nestled at the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains and half way between San Francisco and Portland. The community is surrounded by natural beauty, breathtaking vistas, and unmatched outdoor recreation. The City is a historic lumber town which has retained much of its early 1900's charm, while transitioning into a tourist destination. An easy one-hour drive north of Redding on Interstate 5 brings you to our home where you may enjoy abundant lakes and rivers, beautiful forests, wildlife, scenic drives, local art, festivals, live music, and a friendly community. Visit ci.weed.ca.us for more information.
BELL, CA - In the coming months, the City of Bell will undergo an energy infrastructure transformation that is both turnkey and projected to realize approximately $2.9 million in budget savings for the City.
A joint venture between the City and Climatec, a provider of building technologies and energy solutions with six offices in California, the energy conservation initiative calls for the turnover of antiquated infrastructure for reduced operational costs and enhanced safety and comfort at city-owned facilities. The scope of work includes the installation of a new smart building automation system, high-efficiency heating and cooling units, solar arrays and LED lighting as well as multiple water conservation measures across nine facilities and five parks.
“This viable, turnkey energy solution is going to benefit our taxpayers, environment and the community at large–The City of Bell is excited for all that’s to come,” said Ali Saleh, mayor of theCity of Bell. “Through this project, our City Council elected to improve the quality of life for our constituents and innovate with technologies that achieve high performance, energy savings and regional job creation. I’m thankful to my fellow council members, city staff and Climatec for collaborating to guide Bell ahead.”
The City of Bell formally adopted the project on April 24, 2019, after Climatec conducted a city wide assessment to identify opportunities for improving aging water and energy infrastructure and locations for solar arrays. The assessment outlined dated interior and exterior lighting, heating and cooling equipment, temperature controls, irrigation system controllers and roofing systems that needlessly drained City funds. Additionally, Climatec discovered grants and low-interest private sector capital as alternative resources for fully funding the project and providing General Fund relief.
“The City of Bell is thrilled to offer our residents improved lighting quality and comfort at our parks and buildings; at the City, we’re also excited for state-of-the-art infrastructure and renewable energy sources,” said Javier Ochiqui, contracts and facilities manager for the City.“The non-traditional funding that Climatec discovered for us has made our goals to maximize energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions achievable. Our community has a lot to look forward to.”
Construction began on Aug. 19 with work being done during off hours so as not to disrupt City and resident business. The project is expected to reach completion in December of 2019.
About the City of Bell
The City of Bell is a warm and friendly town composed of young families, small businesses, and an industrial district located on the east bank of the Los Angeles River in southeast Los Angeles County. Bell is known as the key to industry, given it is located in the heart of the central LosAngeles industrial market. Visit cityofbell.org for more information.
Performance based contracting is the process by which schools, universities, towns, cities and counties enter into contracts with private companies to design, implement and monitor energy and water savings projects. As a result of HB 2830, the Energy and Water Savings Accounts Law, enacted in 2012 by Governor Jan Brewer, municipalities can now enter into agreements with Energy Services Companies or ESCOs for execution of self-funded energy efficiency projects.
ESCOs provide both design, implementation and monitoring services of energy efficiency projects while contracting with a third party financial institution to take on the performance risk of the project. Contracting out performance risk means that municipalities have a guarantee on project performance and will receive financial compensation should energy efficiency projects not deliver the promised energy savings. Savings from utility costs once these projects are complete make them a budget neutral line item, with savings realized after the project payoff resulting in direct savings to the municipality’s bottom line.
Under the Energy and Water Savings Account Law performance contacts must include the following:
After implementation of the project, measurement and verification (M&V) is crucial to ensure the projected savings is consistent with actual savings. The level of complexity to the project makes the M&V process even more essential. Under the Energy and Water Savings Account Law, ESCOs must take on financial risk if projects are not meeting the performance standards outlined in the contract. According to State law, contracts with schools must guarantee savings resulting from the project will pay back the full cost of the project within 25 years. For counties, cities and towns the repayment period is shortened to 15 years.
With the safeguards put in place by the Energy and Water Savings Account Law, municipalities have significant incentives to explore performance based contracting when considering energy efficiency projects.