The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) celebrated its new home last October with the grand opening of the La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC). The 3.2 acre campus is designed as a space where entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and policymakers can collaborate and promote and support the development of clean technologies and L.A.’s green economy. The centerpiece of LKIC, located at 5th and Hewitt Streets in the dynamic Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, is a fully renovated 60,000-square-foot, LEED Platinum-designed building.
The facility features state-of-the-art green technologies such as a 175-kilowatt photovoltaic solar canopy, level 2 EV charging stations, bioswales that naturally filter storm water into the ground, a greywater filtration system and islandable microgrid capability. Owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the La Kretz Innovation Campus also houses collaborative workspace, an advanced prototyping center, a training center, event space and LADWP laboratories.