Events

 
January 2014 16th: The Investor Confidence Project Webinar. View recording.
Feb 2014 26th: Webinar Topic - AB 1103, Complying with California's New Energy Disclosure Law: What Do I Need to Know Before Selling, Refinancing or Leasing My Building? View recording.
March 2014 26th: Webinar Topic - Engaging Tenants on Energy Efficiency: Ways to Find a Win-Win. View recording.
April 2014 23rd: Webinar Topic - Tax Incentives for EE Upgrades: Case Studies on Real Tax Savings Register
May 2014 28th:  Webinar Topic - Energy Efficiency in Hotels - Enhancing IEQ & Guest Experience
June 2014 25th:  Webinar Topic - Water Conservation & Efficiency Strategies: Case Studies
July 2014 23rd:  Webinar Topic - Energy Efficiency in Healthcare: Improving IEQ & Patient Health
August 2014 27th:  Webinar Topic - The LA Technology Demonstration Initiative
September 2014 24th:  Webinar Topic - Energy Efficiency in Multi-Family Residential and Affordable housing
October 2014 22nd:  Webinar Topic - Energy Efficiency in Retail: Reduce Costs and Boost Sales / SF
November 2014 19th:  Webinar Topic - High Performance Property Valuation: the New Appraisal Competency Guide and how it will impact the Real Estate Industry
 
LABBC Articles
The LA Better Buildings Challenge- Doing even Better than We'd Hoped ! LA Better Buildings Challenge- Far Exceeding its Original Project Goals LA Better Buildings Challenge: Economic Growth by Modernizing Existing Buildings LABBC Article in bisnow.com
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LABBC is Recognized by the USDOE for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

March 5th, 2014

LABBC is Recognized by the USDOE for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

“Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective options to save businesses, governments and homeowners money while creating jobs and protecting communities nationwide,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan. “Through the Better Buildings Challenge, cities like Los Angeles are committing to real change – breaking through barriers and achieving tremendous energy savings.” Read the rest of the article 
20% Less by 2020

November 20th, 2013

20% Less by 2020

By Bis Now
Published: April 18, 2013
Recently, we chatted with Dave Hodgins and Ben Stapleton—you may know Ben as the leader of JLL's global cleantech practice group. They run the LABBC program for the City of LA, which aims to cut energy use 20% by 2020 by providing incentives and support services to property owners in a sort of energy efficiency one-stop shop. Ben says the goal is to enroll at least 30M SF of properties, with 72 buildings totaling 9.5M SF having enrolled since November. Dave says President Obama launched the Challenge in his 2011 State of the Union; the Department of Energy spearheads the program nationally.  Read the rest of the article 
LA Better Buildings Challenge: Economic Growth by Modernizing Existing Buildings

November 19th, 2013

LA Better Buildings Challenge: Economic Growth by Modernizing Existing Buildings

By The Planning Report
Published: May 8, 2013

Numerous studies have identified energy efficiency in existing buildings as a key strategic opportunity to drive economic recovery and future growth in the US. A recent McKinsey study concluded that the US economy has the potential to reduce annual non-transportation energy consumption by roughly 23 percent by 2020, eliminating more than $1.2 trillion in waste—well beyond the $520-billion upfront investment that would be required. This reduction in energy use would result in the abatement of 1.1 gigatons of greenhouse-gas emissions annually—the equivalent of taking the entire US fleet of passenger vehicles and light trucks off the roads. Read the rest of the article   
Obama opens climate change drive, bypassing Congress and urging action ‘before it’s too late’

June 26th, 2013

Obama opens climate change drive, bypassing Congress and urging action ‘before it’s too late’

By Associated Press
Published: June 25, 2013
WASHINGTON — Appealing for courageous action “before it’s too late,” President Barack Obama launched a major second-term drive Tuesday to combat climate change and secure a safer planet, bypassing Congress as he sought to set a cornerstone of his legacy. Abandoning his suit jacket under a sweltering sun at Georgetown University, Obama issued a dire warning about the environment: Temperatures are rising, sea level is climbing, the Arctic ice is melting and the world is doing far too little to stop it. Obama said the price for inaction includes lost lives and homes and hundreds of billions of dollars. Read the rest of the article in the Washington Post  
Tax Programs to Finance Clean Energy Catch On

June 25th, 2013

Tax Programs to Finance Clean Energy Catch On

By
Published: June 21, 2013
Over the years, as Rick Murphy helped expand his family’s auto business in Edina, Minn., outside Minneapolis, he wanted to install solar panels to cut the electricity bills, but the upfront cost was too high.  Read the rest of the article in the New York Times
LABBC Technology Showcase

June 13th, 2013

LABBC Technology Showcase

With 39 exhibitors, 27 fast pitch presentations, and nearly 200 in attendance, we can't wait to see what the turnout will be next year! Also, please check back shortly, as we will soon be posting the keynote address, panel discussion, and fast pitch presentations.  
Putting Energy Efficiency on the Map

May 2nd, 2013

Putting Energy Efficiency on the Map

Join with us, and the other other LABBC Building Partners, to achieve 20% energy savings by 2020.  We'd like to see you put yourself on the map!
Energy Efficiency & Economic Growth

January 11th, 2013

Energy Efficiency & Economic Growth

The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce recognizes that efficiency and organizational support are of primary importance for conducting successful business operations. That why the L.A. Chamber was willing to lend its credibility toward the launch of the L.A. Better Buildings Challenge by co-hosting the L.A. Energy Leadership Summit in July.
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Southern California Utility Giants Join Forces

January 2nd, 2013

Southern California Utility Giants Join Forces

With both the Southern California Gas Company and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) having their sights fixed on reducing carbon emissions and increasing their renewable energy share, they have turned to the L.A. Better Buildings Challenge to act as their energy efficiency ambassador to commercial building owners.
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Uniting L.A.’s Brightest to Power the Future

July 9th, 2012

Uniting L.A.’s Brightest to Power the Future

On July 30th 2012, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce hosted the Los Angeles Energy Leadership Summit to kick off the L.A. Better Buildings Program and showcase innovative ways to maximize energy efficiency in existing buildings 
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