Karuk Tribe Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy
CX(s) Applied: B2.5, A9, A11, B5.1
Location(s): Karuk Tribe, California
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. The Karuk Tribe proposes to 1) develop an energy efficiency and conservation strategy; 2) hire technical consultants to assist with developing the request for proposal for Phase 1, 2, and 3 of the energy efficiency and conservation block grant project (audits, design, construction); 3) complete an energy audit of the Karuk Tribe Natural Resources Department and Clinic Complex; 4) conduct a lighting audit and upgrade based on the audit to install occupancy sensors, upgrade covered walkway security lighting, and other lighting upgrades as needed; 5) implement conservation and efficiency measures by conducting energy efficient building retrofits including window replacement; shade structures for windows; doors; insulation; water heating; refrigeration; lighting; and/or heating, ventilating and air conditioning; 6) conduct outreach educational training programs to increase conservation within the Tribe and the community which may include publishing articles and building an interpretive kiosk on site with a small demonstration solar panel and light (possibly a solar powered cell phone charging station); and 7) installation of a 13 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the Karuk Tribe Natural Resources Department and Clinic Complex.