SoCalGas and LADWP celebrate the completion of $1 million efficiency project


US utility SoCalGas, the Retirement Housing Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power have completed a two-year, $1 million energy efficiency project in Los Angeles.

The energy efficiency upgrades will over $150,000 annually in natural gas, equal to 160,000 therms of gas and reduce carbon emissions equal to taking nearly 200 cars off the road each year.

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The project included the replacement of:

  • Six hot water boilers and six space heating hot water boilers with one tankless hot water heater.
  • Installed low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators, thermostatic shower valves, door weather-stripping, common area lighting and LED lights in over 1,000 of the apartment units at Angelus Plaza.
  • The annual energy savings for the 1,000 LED bulbs, 1,000 LED night lights and 1,000 Smart Power Strips installed under ESAP is estimated at 169,400 kilowatt-hours, enough to power 28 homes. 
  • The water savings achieved through the simple installation of showerheads and faucet aerators is estimated at 6,862,657 gallons per year; enough to supply the annual water needs for 64 homes.

The project is part of the Energy Savings Assistance Programme in which SoCalGas through the Low Income and Energy Efficiency initiative, provided over $1 million in funding to Angelus Plaza for these improvements.

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“At SoCalGas, our vision is to be the cleanest natural gas utility in North America, delivering affordable and increasingly renewable energy to our customers,” said Jeff Walker, vice president of customer solutions for SoCalGas. “These energy efficiency upgrades demonstrate this commitment by helping low-income customers conserve energy and helping RHF to improve the living experience for residents through more affordable energy. SoCalGas is proud to have been a part of this work.”