What is Automatic Energy Review for Schools (AERS)?
AERS is a new free program, sponsored by Southern California
Edison, that encourages one last look at energy efficiency for schools
that have construction drawings complete but have not yet received DSA
approval on the design. Edison's consultants are looking at
minor changes that may have major impact in the school's energy use
and the district's eligibility for HPS funding and other types of
Projects referred to the program will automatically be scanned for
potential low-cost/low-impact energy changes, such as HVAC equipment
schedule modifications, fixture and ballast type specifications and
control strategies. AERS Program representatives will consult with the
district, the project architect and the consultant team to ensure that
the potential changes are feasible, viable and within budget,
including consideration of any available incentive money. After
the potential changes are identified and quantified in terms of energy
savings and cost or schedule impacts, we will request a design
team meeting to go over the preliminary results and to determine if
efforts to incorporate the changes should move forward.
Incentives up to $4200 are available to the district to cover some of
the cost of the design changes and the DSA energy review fee. Your
project will have a secure website where you or your design team can
check in anytime to see the status and view the work in progress and
results of our analysis.
How can AERS Help your Project?
An AERS review can yield specific information tailored to your
project that can impact the operating costs for years to come.
Project that already exceed the energy code but not quite enough
to qualify for HPS or other recognition or incentives can get help
to move to the next level of efficiency. Key project success
will be showcased by Edison.
Remember that this is a free offering that will be coordinated
with DSA so as not to impact their review cycle. All you have to
do is provide us with the EnergyPro or EQuest file, and we'll take
it from there. To opt out or learn more about specifics of the
program, call us at 916-221-3110 and ask for an AERS program
Please return soon for program participation links and HPS and
Click here for more information on the AERS Program.