5th Annual Innovation Awards

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L.A.’s Green New Deal envisions a 44% reduction in building energy use by 2050, and transitioning the entire building stock to zero net carbon.

The LABBC Innovation Awards recognize industry leaders leading the way to make this ambition a reality.  Combined, this year’s Finalists saved over 125 kBtu/ft², 25 million gallons of water, and 570,480 metric tons of CO2 per year.

The changes we make here in L.A. are helping create a better world for future generations.


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Congratulations to This Year’s Winners!


Brookfield Properties

Energy Efficiency


Water Efficiency

The Westin Bonaventure

Walk the Walk – Portfolio

LA Unified School District

Walk the Walk – Energy

LA Convention Center

Walk the Walk – Water

LA County

Innovator of the Year

David Jacot, P.E.
Director of Efficiency Solutions
David oversees all aspects of LADWP’s offerings and strategies designed to overcome market barriers to the comprehensive adoption of energy efficiency by LADWP’s customers. He has partnered with SoCal Gas and SCPPA to expand joint incentive program offerings and participated in development of the most aggressive efficiency targets in the nation. Consistently he has grown LADWP’s efficiency budget year over year. He is reorganized internal staff to improve throughput and customer experience. Overall, David has expanded LADWP’s investments in efficiency while streamlining processes to improve program delivery and customer experience.

Keynote Speaker         

Lauren Faber O’Connor
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Los Angeles
Lauren Faber O’Connor is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Los Angeles. In her role she is driving the implementation of LA’s landmark Sustainable City pLAn, released in April 2015, which puts forth an actionable vision for transforming LA’s environment, economy and equity. Working with every city department and outside stakeholders, Lauren focuses on strategic integration of the pLAn’s pillars in order to achieve the City’s short and long-term goals, ensure benefits accrue to all communities in LA, and pursue regional and international collaborations including Climate Mayors, a coalition of nearly 400 US Mayors committed to US leadership on climate change established during her tenure with Mayor Garcetti.


Portfolio of the Year

Brookfield Properties


Equity Residential

Energy Efficiency Project of the Year

CommonWealth Partners, City National Plaza

NBCUniversal, 10 Universal City Plaza

Paramount Studios

Westin Bonaventure, Marriott International

Water Efficiency Project of the Year 

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

 UCLA Cogen Plant

Westin Bonaventure, Marriott International

Last Year’s Winners

of the Year

Energy Efficiency
Project of the Year

Water Efficiency
Project of the Year

Walk the Walk

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Institutional Sponsors