Honeywell announced an energy and environmental conservation program for the City of Perris, CA, located in Riverside County, which is expected to reduce the city’s energy use and significantly decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The city will realize these benefits through a large solar project, and a variety of upgrades designed to increase energy efficiency and comfort across several city buildings. 

Honeywell will install solar panels on the roofs of new carports at five sites: the Perris library, senior center, fire house, corporate yard and city hall. The custom SolarPorts, designed by SPG Solar, Inc., are expected to produce 370 kilowatts of electricity, enough energy to power about 100 homes per year and cover 20 percent of the city’s electricity needs. Along with the carports, Honeywell will improve city facilities with energy conservation measures like lighting retrofits, high-efficiency heating and cooling units, and programmable thermostats.

The energy savings the upgrades produce - projected to total more than $1.8 million over the life of the program - are expected to pay for the work. Honeywell guarantees the savings through a performance contract so the improvements will not increase operating budgets or require additional taxpayer dollars. The city also will fund part of the solar project through the savings.