West Los Angeles College Parking Structure, CULVER CITY, CA
Energy Services and Electrical Solutions
DYNALECTRIC LOS ANGELES VALUE DELIVERED
1,025 new parking spaces, enhanced fee collection, a modern lighting system, leading edge fire protection, sophisticated lighting control capabilities, improved energy efficiency, increased ability to reduce energy consumption and costs.
To build a new, energy-efficient 302,700-square-foot parking structure.
ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS
Dynalectric helped this client achieve its objective by providing a single-source electrical contracting solution. The company’s work began before construction, when it took down the previous parking lot’s light poles to make way for grading and site preparation. Dynalectric then connected power from the campus’s 4,160-volt power loop to a switchyard and power distribution equipment, which feeds power to the parking structure for various components, such as elevators, exterior lighting systems and fee collection units. In addition, the company installed all lighting fixtures and electrical devices, a “Call24” wireless emergency phone system and the fire alarm system. It also prepared the lighting system for integration with the campus’s central lighting control system. Finally, the company installed pre-paid parking meters both in the parking structure and throughout the campus, an especially challenging task since each of the on-campus devices had to be connected to a different power source.
Additional Energy Efficiency Solution Information:
One of the parking structure’s special features is a $24-million solar power-generating system, which will produce about 350-kilowatt-hours of energy. Dynalectric helped install this energy efficiency solution by connecting the system’s photovoltaic (PV) inverter to the facility’s main distribution panel.
EDUCATION FACILITIES BACKGROUND
West Los Angeles College is an accredited California Community College offering paths to university transfer, career education and courses for personal or professional growth. With an active student population of nearly 10,000 regular and extension students, our 110 full-time faculty, more than 300 hourly faculty and 112 classified staff create an educational environment unique in Southern California.
The parking structure is part of a $400-million campus improvement project, which incorporates the Los Angeles Community College District’s Renewable Energy Plan, an effort to make West Los Angeles and the District’s eight other colleges energy independent.