Goodwill Southern California President and CEO Patrick McClenahan (back, center) and LADWP’s Assistant General Manager of the Customer Service Division, Sharon Grove (front, R), along with Goodwill and LADWP staff, pose under new energy efficient lighting that were part of the more than $200,000 Goodwill earned from LADWP in lighting rebates.
LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2018) – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) presented Goodwill Southern California today with a check for over $200,000 in rebates for projects related to an extensive lighting retrofit carried out at their headquarters on 342 N San Fernando Rd. Goodwill Industries is among several LADWP non-residential customers that have taken advantage of rebate programs by partnering with LADWP to reduce electrical energy and water use in their buildings. Over 2,015 lighting fixtures have been upgraded to LEDs at their headquarters and storefront through participation in the Commercial Lighting Incentive Program (CLIP).
In addition to the rebate, Goodwill stands to save an estimated 880,263 kilowatt-hours (kWh) in energy saved annually, which is equivalent to removing about 147 homes from the grid or 97 automobiles from the road, an equivalent to 452 metric tons of avoided greenhouse gas emissions per year.
“The many upgrades we implemented under this partnership with LADWP help us save energy and money and fulfill our sustainability goals, said Patrick McClenahan, Goodwill Southern California President and CEO. “Every dollar saved, including rebate money, enables us to ‘Transform Lives Through the Power of Work,’ providing education, training, work experience and job placement services for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages in our local community.”
In addition to the lighting retrofit at their headquarters, LADWP is assisting Goodwill in evaluating their other stores, facilities, and operations for participation in additional energy efficiency and water conservation programs. These may include solar panel installations through the Solar Incentive Program (SIP), electric vehicle charging stations through the “Charge Up LA!” Rebate Program, and lighting upgrades and waters-saving fixtures through the Commercial Direct Install Program (CDI). Although already a very conservative water user, Goodwill is also looking into the replacement of a large cooling tower at one of their facilities through LADWP’s Water Technical Assistance Program.
“LADWP is proud of its partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Goodwill Southern California to help improve our environment and communities through conservation and sustainability,” said Sharon Grove, LADWP’s Assistant General Manager of the Customer Service Division. “The long-term savings in building operation costs and increased comfort at Goodwill’s facilities mutually benefit LADWP, helping to meet our energy efficiency goals and that of the City as a whole, through the subsequent reduction in overall energy demand and strain on the electrical grid.”
LADWP puts customers first by offering many rebate and incentive programs to help customers reduce their energy use while also saving on their bills. To learn more about LADWP’s commercial rebate programs visit www.ladwp.com or call 1-800- DIAL-DWP.
About Goodwill Southern California
Transforming lives through the power of work, Goodwill Southern California (GSC) serves individuals with disabilities or other vocational challenges by providing education, training, work experience and job placement services. Each year, GSC prepares and places thousands of individuals into sustainable employment through programs and services offered at GSC campuses, Career Resource Centers, WorkSource Centers, Deaf, Youth and Veteran Employment Programs throughout Los Angeles (north of Rosecrans Ave.), Riverside and San Bernardino counties. GSC supports its mission with proceeds generated from 85 stores and 46 attended donation centers. GSC spends 95 percent of its budget on programs and services. Committed to caring for the earth, last year GSC diverted over 100 million pounds of reusable or recyclable goods from landfills.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the nation’s largest municipal utility, with a 7,880 megawatt (MW) electric capacity and serving an average of 438 million gallons of water per day to the 4 million residents of the City of Los Angeles, its businesses and visitors. For more than 100 years, LADWP has provided the city with reliable water and power service in a cost effective and environmentally responsible manner.
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