Mayor Villaraigosa Announces $2 Million LADWP Energy and Water
|LOS ANGELES — Mayor Villaraigosa announced today that the City of Los Angeles will award up to 80 local nonprofit organizations the
opportunity to receive free services to increase the energy and water efficiency of their facilities, lowering their utility bills while
benefiting the environment.
“This program is one of the first of its kind in the country to offer nonprofits the opportunity to increase their energy efficiency, create
LADWP will begin accepting “letters of interest” from nonprofit organizations who wish to participate in the program, which will
“Our assistance will help these nonprofit organizations lower their bills so they can spend their resources helping our community. Well targeted efficiency programs like this also help reduce LADWP’s carbon footprint by lowering its overall generating needs,” said LADWP General Manager Austin Beutner.
The program will also serve to pilot a new approach by LADWP for implementing energy efficiency and water conservation projects in the
“We are focusing this program on nonprofit organizations, recognizing that they have limited technical expertise and funding for
The program will provide initial assessments on about 80 nonprofit organizations with facilities in geographically diverse areas of the
Up to 10 facilities will be selected to receive a more advanced audit. The advanced audit provides comprehensive plans to retrofit lighting
The retrofit program is one of several that LADWP is managing under the City of Los Angeles EECBG, totaling over $8 million. The grant
LADWP will ask these “showcase” facilities to share their experience, allow public access, and help spread the word about the benefits of
Interested organizations may submit a letter of interest to
Selection criteria include: