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Ukiah: Mendocino College Receives $800K for Energy Upgrades

Energy efficiency is paying off for Mendocino College — nearly $800,000 to be exact.

PG&E recently presented the community college with a $500,000 check for participating in the utility’s zero interest on-bill financing loan program to fund energy efficiency upgrades.

In addition, PG&E and the California Community College-Investor Owned Utility presented the college’s board with a $293,000 rebate check for its recent energy-efficient upgrades and energy-efficient building design of their Library Learning Resource Center.

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The financial rebates and incentives will help offset costs associated with energy efficiency upgrades throughout the college’s main campus in Ukiah. Among other things, the college installed new heating and air conditioning systems, an energy management system and upgraded exterior parking lot lighting.

The upgrades are expected to reduce the college’s annual energy bill by about $185,000 and save more than 993,000 kilowatt hours of energy and 42,000 therms, the equivalent of powering 104 homes or removing 31 cars from the road for one year.

This story originally appeared on pgecurrents.com.