Energy Efficient Buildings

We save money and energy by increasing the efficiency of our buildings.

Status on 2017 Outcomes

Avoid cumulative 1250 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy use through 2014- 2017 thanks to efficiency programs
Expand Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) to 60 million square feet
Create benchmarking policy to monitor and disclose building energy-use
Develop a policy package of audits and retro- commissioning to address energy consumption in the city’s largest buildings (public and private)
Retrofit 12,500 homes with residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing

By the end of 2017, 8,692 PACE projects were completed in the city, a 36% increase over the last year. (Source: Renovate America and California First, February 2018)

Where L.A. Is Leading

L.A. is the #1 city with EPA certified ENERGY STAR buildings.

L.A. adopted the most ambitious and comprehensive energy and water efficiency law for existing buildings of any U.S. city.