Winners Announced Via Virtual Online Ceremony
LOS ANGELES (October 13 , 2020)—The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) hosted the 5th Annual Sustainability Awards via their first ever web-enabled virtual ceremony on September 10. The awards honor businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies that achieved significantly positive environmental impacts through participation in LADWP rebate programs. These efficiency efforts help participating organizations save on costs, conserve our natural resources and greatly contribute to environmental goals set for the City of Los Angeles.
“Through their outstanding commitment to sustainability, these organizations have conserved an estimated 74 million gallons of water and reduced CO2 emissions by 10,285 tons annually.” said LADWP General Manager and Chief Engineer Marty Adams. “In these extraordinary times it is important to continue connecting with our partners, even if it’s through a screen, to encourage and recognize them for their vision, innovation and legacy of environmental stewardship they will leave behind.”
The combined water saved by all honorees is enough to supply over 3,100 single family homes in Los Angeles on an annual basis. The combined carbon emissions avoided is equivalent to taking nearly 7,300 cars off our roads and highways.
The LADWP Sustainability Awards Program was launched in 2016 as a way to support and recognize its customers’ efforts in sustainability. Support is provided through rebates, engineering and project management assistance. Winners are determined through a quantitative assessment of the environmental impact of the customer’s projects for which LADWP paid rebates. The time period used to evaluate data and determine winners is one calendar year, from January 1st through December 31st, the year prior to the implementation of the sustainability measure. Awards were presented to 24 customers in five categories and within each category are Leadership Awards and Impact Awards.
Leadership Awards are based on absolute savings realized through efficiency measures that received LADWP rebates. Impact awards are presented to customers who achieved the most kWh (kilowatt-hours) and HCF (hundred cubic feet) savings relative to their electricity and water use on annual bases.
Winners in each category are as follows:
ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Leadership Award
CoreSite installed a centralized water-cooled chiller system under the Custom Performance Program that saved nearly 10 GWh annually.
GSA – North LA Field Office carried out lighting and chiller plant upgrades, and retro-commissioning measures under the Custom Performance Program. They saved over 6.3 GWh annually.
LAUSD conducted chiller replacements, lighting retrofits, installed Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), replaced air handling and HVAC units along with a retro-commissioning under the Custom Performance, Commercial Lighting Incentive and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Programs, saving 6.1 GWh.
Energy Efficiency: Impact Award
The Wiltern Center conducted an extensive retrofit of their facility under the Commercial Lighting Incentive and Customer Performance Programs, which included upgraded lighting, high-performance window film, new cooling towers, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), compressor and CO sensors in their garage, reducing their annual electrical use by 74.8%
Everport Terminal Services, Inc. replaced over 1,800 interior and exterior LED lights under the Commercial Lighting Incentive Program and will reduce their use by 38.2% annually.
The So Cal Regional Rail Authority – Metrolink replaced lighting fixtures under the Commercial Lighting Incentive Program reducing their use by 32.45% annually.
WATER CONSERVATION: Leadership Award
Anheuser-Busch installed a microfiltration followed by reverse osmosis processes which provided high-quality reclaimed water to non-product industrial water uses within the brewery under the Technical Assistance Program.
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. implemented a brine recovery reverse osmosis system through the Technical Assistance Program.
LAUSD installed 160 Accutemp Connectionless Food Steamers under the Water Conservation Rebate Program.
Through their efforts, these sustainability leaders cumulatively saved 74 million gallons of water.
WATER CONSERVATION: Impact Award
Hotel Palomar installed 528 plumbing flow control valves for their 264 guest rooms under the Water Conservation Rebate Program reducing their water use by 8.61% annually.
Constellation Place replaced 2 existing sand filters with 2 new centrifugal separators under the Technical Assistance Program reducing their water use by 8.58%.
Anheuser-Busch installed a microfiltration followed by reverse osmosis processes which provided high-quality reclaimed water to non-product industrial water uses within the brewery under the Technical Assistance Program reducing their water use by 6.01%.
David Young Lee installed a total of 548.8 kW of solar on 2 properties under the Solar Incentive Program.
Shelly Sterling installed a total of 493.6 kW of solar on 15 properties under the Solar Incentive Program.
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals installed a total of 351 kW of solar on 2 properties under the Solar Incentive Program.
ELECTRIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION:
Shelly Sterling Installed 441 Level 2 Electric Vehicle Chargers at 34 locations under the Charge Up LA! Program.
Centinela Investors installed 103 Level 2 Electric Vehicle Chargers at 8 locations under the Charge Up LA! Program.
BlueLA Carsharing installed 40 Level 2 Electric Vehicle Chargers at 8 Locations under the Charge Up LA! Program.
DEMAND RESPONSE: Leadership Award
LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) curtailed 6,247 KW under the Demand Response Program by raising the chilled water temperature of their HVAC units by 2-4 degrees, reducing their interior lighting and plug load, as well as turning off miscellaneous fans and parking structure lighting.
LAWA (Los Angeles World Airports) curtailed 4,198 KW through Demand Response by increasing their chiller plant chill water temperature from 40 to 42 F, running two combustion turbine generators and voluntary energy saving actions throughout their facilities.
Anheuser-Busch, LLC curtailed 2,408 KW by reducing their cellar refrigeration load, implementing chilled water system flow modulation, and effluent treatment load shedding under Demand Response events.
DEMAND RESPONSE: Impact Award
Lineage Logistics curtailed 81.1% of base load for the entire 2019 DR season under the Demand Response Program by shutting off refrigeration and reducing battery charging.
LA Cold Storage curtailed 80.2% of base load for the entire 2019 DR season under the Demand Response Program by reducing use of refrigeration systems (compressors, condenser pumps and evaporator fan motors) and miscellaneous processes (electric defrost, battery charging).
Vulcan Materials Company curtailed 76.5% of their base load for the entire 2019 DR season by shutting down their plant during demand response events.
For more information on rebates and programs available to LADWP’s commercial customers, visit www.ladwp.com/non-res.
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