Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Status 4-14-2010

Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
26 Arts, Science and Cultural Institutions
Balboa Park Central Balboa Park Online Collaborative Centro Cultural de la Raza House of Pacific Relations Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego Mingei International Museum Museum of Photographic Arts Reuben H. Fleet Science Center San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego Art Institute San Diego Automotive Museum San Diego Junior Theatre San Diego Model Railroad Museum San Diego Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Man San Diego Natural History Museum San Diego Youth Symphony Spanish Village Art Center Spreckels Organ Society The Old Globe Timken Museum of Art Veteran’s Museum & Memorial Center WorldBeat Center

San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum San Diego Zoo San Diego History Center

Partnership Strategic Plan
• Achieve greater efficiency, innovation and excellence through collaboration • Strengthen sustainability and vitality of Balboa Park • Enhance Balboa Park experience and access • Enrich the cultural life of the San Diego region

Balboa Park Sustainability Partnership
Cultural Partnership Institutions City of San Diego San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego County Water Authority City of San Diego Water District Friends of Balboa Park Other Balboa Park Organizations US Green Building Council Conservation Experts

Balboa Park Sustainability Program
Conservation Focus Areas: • • • • • • Energy Efficiency Water Conservation Recycling Transportation Sustainable Business Practices Land Use Management



The Cultural Partnership is an ENERGY STAR© Partner Energy Challenge: 10% energy savings or more 16 Member Institutions: Benchmarking Portfolio Manager • Automated upload of utility bills • Benchmarking and progress reporting 11 Member Institutions: ENERGY STAR© Individual Partners Goal for Park’s 2015 Centennial : ENERGY STAR© DISTRICT

Energy Efficiency Savings
2007 - 2009 Annual Savings 4,100,000 kWhs 100,000 therms $640,000 annually

Energy efficiency projects projected: 5,900,000 kWhs 100,000 Therms

Projected Annual Savings by 2015 Centennial: 10,000,000 kWhs 200,000 Therms $1.5M
(equivalent to one year of electricity for 900 homes)

Greening Balboa Park

EECBG partially funded Projects & matching funds

How EECBG Helps

$2 million in federal stimulus funds Accelerates implementation of Energy Saving Projects for city owned, tenant occupied buildings in Balboa Park

Sample of Energy Efficiency Projects Identified
Balboa Park energy efficiency projects:
Improve Lighting with more energy efficient fixtures + bulbs (e.g. museum gallery lighting, emergency lighting, occupancy sensors) HVAC (Heating, ventilation, air conditioning) (e.g. Energy Management Systems, Air Handlers, Chilled Water Pumps) Replace appliances with new energy star rated appliances

The EECBG Implementation Process

The EECBG Project Process
1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) EPA Energy Star Benchmarking Identify Projects Identify Funding Solicit Bids Sign Contracts Initiate Work Educate Complete and Verify

EECBG Energy Savings kWh

EECBG Therm Savings


BPCP Contact information: Rory Ruppert Program Director, Environmental Sustainability and Collective Business Operations 619.232.7502

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