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EPIC Challenge Winners Use CEL's Tech

February 17, 2022

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Three of the projects that recently received funding through the EPIC Challenge used CEL's building automation technology.

CEC invests in emissions-free and resilient developments through the EPIC Challenge

On December 15, 2020, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released a competitive solicitation to fund mixed-use developments. This solicitation was offered through the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Challenge. Awardees' developments must be affordable, equitable, emissions-free, and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events. Projects must also use cutting-edge energy technologies, tools, and construction practices. Up to $48,000,000 in EPIC funding is available. Of this $48 million, $12 million is immediately available to fund 12 proposals for up to $1 million for the Design Phase. Applicants selected and funded for the Design Phase are then eligible to receive up to $9 million for the Build Phase of this solicitation.

3 of 12 EPIC Challenge design phase winners featured Community Energy Labs

CEL's building automation technology was a critical technology component in the winning teams' proposed designs. Project design will carry on through March of 2024. Build phase proposals will then follow the summer after.

Group #2: Central Valley/Northern California

Mutual Housing and ArchNexus are collaborating on the Mutual Housing at Fairview Terrace to bring beautiful, affordable net-zero and grid-aware housing to the Central Valley of California.

ConSol, Inc. Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future is a project that provides a viable, scalable, plug-and-play zero-emissions pathway for mixed-use development. Further, the project integrates three key emerging energy technologies within a four-tier resilience strategy using CEL's tech for building control.

Group #3: Los Angeles Region

Paseo Adelanto: A New Paradigm is a project conceived and led by Jamboree Housing. The new permanent supportive housing project will include a San Juan Capistrano City Hall, a microgrid, dynamic energy management and all-electric, controllable devices. Similarly, it will integrate CEL's technology.

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