MEDIA ADVISORY: LADWP and SoCalGas to Present Wilshire Grand Developer and Design Team with More than $1,000,000 in Incentives for Exceeding Energy Efficiency Standards

                 

WHAT:
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will present checks totaling more than $1 million  in incentives to Hanjin International Corporation, architect AC Martin, and design firm Glumac, for using materials and equipment that exceed rigorous state energy efficiency standards in the new Wilshire Grand Center.

Energy saving construction at the Wilshire Grand is expected to save nearly 2,175,000 kWh in electricity, enough to power 362 homes for a year, and more than 133,000 therms of natural gas each year, enough to fuel 71 homes for a year. This energy savings amounts to reduced emissions equivalent to taking about 500 cars off the road.

BACKGROUND:
Non-residential building owners and designers are incentivized to build more energy-efficient projects under California’s Savings By Design program, which is administered by the state’s utilities under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Since the inception of Savings By Design six years ago, buildings designed or constructed under the program are projected to save nearly 75 million kWh, enough to power 6,000 homes for a year, and nearly 878,000 therms of natural gas, enough to fuel 503 homes a year. Combined energy savings can reduce emissions equivalent to taking nearly 13,000 cars off the road.

The Wilshire Grand is the tallest building west of the Mississippi and has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.

WHEN:
Monday, July 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHO:
David H. Wright, General Manager, LADWP
Jimmie Cho, Sr. Vice President of Customer Services & Distribution Operations, SoCalGas
S. Chris Park, Senior Vice President of Hanjin International Corp.
Christopher C.  Martin, FAIA, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, AC Martin
Steve Straus, President, Glumac (engineering and design firm)

WHERE:
Wilshire Grand Center, 900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Media check in: Lobby area
Valet Parking available

CONTACTS:
Albert Rodriguez, Communications, LADWP
(213) 841-4142, albert.rodriguez@ladwp.com

Irene Nguyen, Office of Media and Public Information, SoCalGas
818-395-7110, inguyen@semprautilities.com

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