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School and University Testimonials

Claim your share of the rebates, financial incentives and other funding from Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) for schools and universities. Here we share testimonials from satisfied school/university customers who have benefited from our most popular energy-efficiency program features.


Derrick Williams, energy manager for Montebello Unified School District

Boilers

SoCalGas gave Montebello Unified School District more than $3,900 in rebates for space-heating boilers. "Energy-efficient boilers run quieter, smoother and longer," said Derrick Williams, the district's energy manager. "There's less stress on the internal components, so there's less to go wrong—and that means less maintenance."


Toney Snyder, Azusa Pacific's assistant director of environmental stewardship

Storage Water Heaters

Azusa Pacific University has received over $5,000 in rebates for boilers and storage water heaters from SoCalGas since 2006. "The rebates can really add up if you look out for them whenever you buy new equipment," said Toney Snyder, Azusa Pacific's assistant director of environmental stewardship.


Patrick Simone, UC Riverside's assistant director for energy and utility operations

Steam Traps

"SoCalGas' rebates are a tremendous help for our steam trap replacement program," said Patrick Simone, UC Riverside's assistant director for energy and utility operations. "We've received more than $8,000 in rebates for new steam traps in less than a year."


Jim Simone, manager of maintenance and operations for El Toro High School

Tankless Water Heaters

SoCalGas gave El Toro High School $3,184 in rebates for replacing a boiler with eight tankless water heaters for the school's gym. "They give us trouble-free operations, they save space and I haven't heard one compliant about lack of hot water during the two years we've had them," said Jim Simone, manager of maintenance and operations.


John Marshall, plumbing supervisor for the San Bernardino City Unified School District

Pool Heaters

SoCalGas gave the San Bernardino City Unified School District more than $18,000 in rebates for installing energy-efficient pool heaters. "The new units have cut our pool heating bills by 25 percent," said John Marshall (right), plumbing supervisor for the district.


Chef Jim Douglas, who oversees Chapman University's foodservice operations

Foodservice Equipment

SoCalGas has given more than $9,400 in rebates to Chapman University, mostly for high-efficiency fryers and combination ovens. "Steam roasting with the combis gives us a beautiful end product that you can't get with conventional ovens," said Chef Jim Douglas, who oversees Chapman's foodservice operations. "And the new fryers have their own filter and pump system, so they're much easier to clean."


Paul Howland, UCI's executive director of maintenance and operations

Energy-Efficiency Assessments

"During the years of planning and design of a $20 million cogeneration project, UC Irvine asked SoCalGas to participate, providing a no-cost plant assessment of our design to confirm reductions in fuel use and CO2 emissions. SoCalGas' forecasted analysis proved to be accurate when the actual run time analysis was completed," said Paul Howland, UCI's executive director of maintenance and operations.