LOS ANGELES (September 23, 2020) – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is proud to announce that six of its buildings have been recognized with Municipal Project Awards for sustainability achievements. The awards were given out at this year’s virtual version of the Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Each year the USGBC-LA recognizes various top state and local officials and municipalities for their work on impactful policy and projects that increase the sustainability of our locally built environment.
“LADWP is dedicated to doing everything it can in order to achieve a clean energy future,” said Nancy Sutley, LADWP Senior Assistant General Manager of External and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer. “We are honored and grateful for these awards because they not only recognize achievements at these six facilities but also reflect an ongoing commitment toward sustainability throughout all of LADWP’s operations.”
The LADWP facilities that were honored with Municipal Project Awards are:
- Field Services Building 3 – Located in Van Nuys, this LEED Silver Certified building has been able to reduce its water use by over 41 percent and obtain over 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources. Its 196 full-time occupants have sought enough alternative transportation options to achieve a 39 percent reduction in conventional commuting.
- Valley Headquarters Administrative Office – This Van Nuys facility is LEED Silver Certified and achieves a whopping 105.75 percent of its energy from renewable sources. It has reduced water use by over 56 percent and has achieved a 31 percent reduction in conventional commuting with its 215 full-time occupants.
- Valley Headquarters Training Facility – This Sun Valley building achieved an almost 41 percent reduction in conventional commuting with its 165 full-time occupants. It obtains 103 percent of its energy from renewable sources and has reduced water use by 56 percent.
- Palmetto Construction Headquarters – Nestled in downtown Los Angeles, this LEED Certified building reduced its water use by over 37 percent. It also achieved a reduction of almost 35 percent in conventional commuting for its 230 full-time occupants.
- Central Distribution Headquarters – Situated in downtown L.A., this building is LEED Certified. It has reduced water use by 39 percent and achieved a 29 percent reduction in conventional commuting for its 230 full-time occupants. Click here to see videos on all five of these LADWP power facility buildings.
- La Kretz Innovation Campus – Also located in downtown Los Angeles, La Kretz boasts the distinction of being the first building in the United States to achieve both LEED v3 Platinum in New Construction and WELL v1 Gold Core and Shell certifications. LEED Platinum is the highest achievement for a building according to the USGBC’s rating system, and La Kretz is the first LADWP building to achieve this level. Click here to see a video on this facility.
In addition to being an awards recipient, LADWP sponsored an afternoon session of the two-day expo. Sutley took part in a Chief Sustainability Officers panel along with Lauren Faber O’Connor from the LA Mayor’s office, Gary Gero from L.A. County and Cris Liban from Metro.