CCC ENERGY CORPS -- Proposition 39
The CCC has always been involved in energy conservation efforts, since its earliest days. Now, the CCC has launched the Energy Corps, its first major effort funded through the "Clean Energy Job Creation Fund," Proposition 39, passed in November 2012. Proposition 39 has provided funding to the CCC to assist California schools with energy surveys, and projects.
Trained corpsmembers will visit schools to collect information necessary to help identify energy-efficiency projects. Corpsmembers will do "whole building" surveys that include lighting and control systems, internal plug loads, HVAC, and the condition of the building envelope. The data from the surveys will be analyzed by the UC Davis Energy-Efficiency Center or other partners to put together recommendations for energy-efficiency projects at each school.
The data collection process has been developed by energy experts to meet industry standards and the Proposition 39 guidelines defined by the California Energy Commission.
Crews of corpsmembers -- young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 -- work under the direction of a staff supervisor. Military veterans are also expected to be a part of the crews.
In addition, CCC crews will be available to directly install basic energy-efficiency measures, such as lighting replacement, lighting occupancy detectors, and "smart" power strips and make presentations to students.
The CCC will work statewide and focus on smaller Local Education Agencies, or LEAs.
The Energy Corps initiative fulfills the CCC's dual mission, to assist schools in saving both energy and money, and provide corpsmembers with technical instruction that can lead to apprenticeships, advanced training and future employment opportunities. The CCC will work with various training partners including the community colleges