On March 4th, 2015, Hawthorne School District was approved for $2.1 M by the California Energy Commission (CEC). Funds will be used towards improving District wide HVAC and lighting systems throughout 15 sites, which span over 750,00 square feet. With these upgrades, the District anticipates $170,000 in energy savings annually. From the time of submission, CEC approval was granted in just under two months. PacificWest Energy Solutions performed the energy audit and energy expenditure plan submission to the CEC.