2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
City of Brea, CA
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
California

The city of Brea partnered with Chevron Energy Solutions to complete a design/build energy project that significantly improved energy efficiency and generates over 1.8 megawatts of solar power. The lighting technology conversion project retrofitted and replaced heating and cooling equipment in buildings and installed photovoltaic solar generation systems at three city facilities; the city expects to reduce energy consumption by 40 percent and save $13 million over 25 years.