The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have announced they are renewing the “Conserving for Our Kids” program to support energy and water efficiency at schools.
The partnership between LADWP and its largest customer will extend the program through 2018. The program installs efficient power and water fixtures and implements stormwater capture projects on LAUSD property.
LADWP will provide up to $45.3 million over three years to staff the programs, and partial funding for pilot stormwater capture projects, on-campus water conservation projects, and efficiency curricula. The investment is expected to conserve more than 300 million gallons of water and over 54.6 million kilowatts of power over the next three years, saving the district utility costs and LADWP approximately $54 million in energy generation and water supply expenses.
The program will help meet LADWP’s energy efficiency and water conservation goals. In August 2014, LADWP’s Board adopted a 10-year energy efficiency target to achieve 15 percent savings in electricity use by 2020. Last November, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a directive requiring the city to reduce its water use by 20 percent by 2017.
“With the ‘Conserving for Our Kids’ program, LADWP is investing in the future of energy efficiency and water conservation in our local schools to ensure dollars are spent [in] our classrooms rather than on utility bills,” Garcetti said. “More than just saving dollars and cents for our LAUSD, this program also helps our city reach its energy and water savings goals and creates a new generation of environmental stewards.”
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