Children’s Receiving Home

Brand new HVAC Heat Pump unit lowered onto roof of the Children’s Receiving Home facility.

The Children’s Receiving Home (CRH) of Sacramento is a local nonprofit that provides a range of education, medical and mental health services for youth in crisis in the Sacramento region.

Unfortunately, during one of the hottest weekends of the summer, one of their air conditioning units broke down, leaving children, staff and those in our community that access the facility for services without cooling during the uncomfortably high temperatures.

As a Sustainable Communities partner, CRH reached out to SMUD for help replacing the HVAC. And through a collaborative effort, we were able to help them secure and install a new unit and, in keeping with our 2030 Zero Carbon plan, offer guidance on replacing their gas unit with an all-electric solution.

New HVAC is craned into place.

New HVAC is craned into place.

“Not only will this new unit provide cooling for their facility, but upgrading the unit to an electric heat pump will save on their energy costs and reduce carbon emissions,” noted Segment Delivery Supervisor, Darin Schrum.

“We are so pleased with how quickly SMUD was able to help get a new air conditioning unit up and running, so we could continue to provide our services to our youth during the hot summer months,” said Children’s Receiving Home CEO, Glynis Butler-Stone.

Director of Sustainable Communities, Jose Bodipo-Memba, added, “This is a great example of how SMUD can deliver a solution that meets our 2030 zero carbon goals while also providing support when it’s needed most in our community.”