Between 2011 and 2016, the City of Carpinteria completed three projects with a total of 41,110 kWh annual electricity savings through the SCEEP partnership. These projects included lighting upgrades and plug load sensor installations for Carpinteria City Hall. A new boiler and pump were installed at the City Pool using On-Bill Financing saving approximately 6,000 therms annually. In addition to projects through the partnership, the City has replaced all City-owned street lights, the parking lot lighting at City Hall and a downtown parking lot adjacent to the Amtrak station with energy efficient LEDs.
During the same period, the City adopted a Sustainable Community Policy to encourage more energy efficient and sustainable development and practices throughout the community.
A detailed description of the City’s energy efficiency success and future plans is available in their Energy Action Plan.
The City of Carpinteria is currently a GOLD Partner, and is working to advance to the highest partnership level.
There are four partnership levels in SCEEP – Valued, Silver, Gold and Platinum. As the City/County progresses to higher levels, the monetary incentives per kWh saved also increases.