From 2008 through 2014, CEG worked to implement a multi-phased energy-and-water conservation project with Pacific Beacon, a public-private venture which provides high-quality housing for enlisted unaccompanied sailors at Naval Base San Diego. CEG identified energy and water conservation measures and provided engineering analysis, design/build solutions, financing solutions, and operations and maintenance support for the facility. Pacific Beacon consists of 941 dual-master suites in three 18-story high-rise buildings. In addition to the new Pacific Beacon buildings, the venture owns and operates Palmer Hall, a 258-unit, 12-story building.
The property pays all utility expenses at the community both in the residences and common areas. Thus, as part of its effort to control costs and conserve energy, Pacific Beacon worked with CEG to identify and implement a wide range of energy conservation measures including water efficiency upgrades, HVAC system improvements, and comprehensive lighting upgrades.
The energy and water conservation measures implemented at Pacific Beacon resulted in over 10,000 MMBtu of energy savings and 6,244 kGal of water savings per year. CEG worked with Pacific Beacon to reduce the total project cost by 38% by procuring various utility rebates and incentives. These rebates resulted in a payback period of less than one year for the first phase of the project.
Estimated Annual Savings: $500,000
- Simple Payback of 1.17 years
- Adds over $7 MM to value of asset
- Project cost reduced by 38% through incentives and rebates
Department of the Navy
San Diego, CA
Pacific Beacon is a public-private venture, which provides high-quality housing for enlisted unaccompanied sailors at Naval Base San Diego. The development consists of 941 dual-master suites in three 18-story high-rise buildings.
- Lighting Upgrades
- Water and Sewer Conservation Systems
- HVAC System Improvements
- Utility Rate Analysis