DUBLIN, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Dublin has completed and will dedicate an innovative sustainability program that is expected to significantly reduce the city's energy costs, stimulate the local economy, and create nearly $14 million in energy savings over its 25-year life. The entire project was executed without any up-front outlay of capital funding by the city, and is expected to generate substantial annual net savings.
An event to dedicate the sustainability program will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 5:30 pm, at the Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin.
With the help of Chevron Energy Solutions, the city has installed photovoltaic solar arrays at all of its facilities to offset energy usage. In addition, over 3,000 streetlights have been retrofitted with new LED technology to reduce energy use. Other improvements include upgrades to interior and exterior lighting at all city facilities, irrigation improvements at city parks, and improvements to air circulation systems at the Civic Center and Library.
"This project has enabled us to take a significant step forward in achieving our ambitious environmental goals, while at the same time significantly decreasing the city's energy costs," said Mayor Tim Sbranti. "This is an exciting day for Dublin."
The City of Dublin selected Chevron Energy Solutions, a leader in delivering renewable and energy efficiency projects for local governments and educational institutions, to develop, design and construct the project.
"We have been proud to help the City of Dublin reduce their energy use and operating costs," said Jim Davis, President of Chevron Energy Solutions. "This collaboration demonstrates both visionary innovation and fiscal prudence."
About Chevron Energy Solutions: Chevron Energy Solutions is one of the largest installers of solar power in the US public sector and has developed hundreds of projects that have built renewable energy capacity, increased energy efficiency, reduced energy costs, and supported sustainability. Its parent, Chevron Corporation, invests across the energy spectrum to develop energy sources for future generations by expanding the capabilities of alternative and renewable energy technologies. For more information: www.chevronenergy.com.
About the City of Dublin: Since the city's incorporation in 1982, its population has increased as both residents and businesses found the benefits of calling Dublin home. Dublin is located approximately 350 miles north of Los Angeles and 35 miles east of San Francisco. From a population of approximately 14,300 in 1982, Dublin has grown to a resident population of 49,890 and has been one of the fastest growing cities in Alameda County. For more information: http://www.ci.dublin.ca.us.
Brent Andrew, Chevron Energy Solutions, 415.733.4697
Roger Bradley, City of Dublin, 925.833.6657
SOURCE Chevron Energy Solutions