2nd Annual Innovation Awards

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Before joining the Mayor’s office, Matt served as President and CEO of Global Green USA for 19 years. Passionate about improving the lives of those in need, combating climate change and greening communities, Petersen focused the organization on greening affordable housing, schools and cities (including LA).

Petersen led the organization in the green rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and later to communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Matt is a board member of Global Green USA and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, as well as is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative.


AT&T Center
As the owners of AT&T center, LBA Realty’s objective is to exceed their customer’s expectations with unmatched levels of service while creating value for their investors.  Even though the building is already LEED and Energy Star Certified, LBA initiated a comprehensive audit to find ways to improve the overall efficiency and functionality of the building.  Based on that assessment, LBA began implementation of a comprehensive strategy to reduce overall energy use by 17%.

InterContinental Hotel, Century City
As a global organization, the Sumitomo Corporation Group strives to achieve sustainability through sound business activities.  The efficiency upgrades at the Intercontinental Hotel align with Sumitomo’s mission, and were an opportunity for Sumitomo to not only replace older designs but also to install state of the art systems and technologies.  Following completion of a comprehensive audit through LADWP’s EETAP program, Sumitomo will complete a range of energy efficiency projects that together will achieve annual energy savings of 1,492,438 kWh (22%).


Wiltern Center, Los Angeles
Recognizing the need to modernize the facility’s aging MEP infrastructure, owners of the iconic Wiltern Center commissioned a full energy audit through the LADWP EETAP program, and initiated a comprehensive upgrades to the buildings envelope, HVAC, lighting and controls, resulting in ~30% energy savings.


Century Plaza Towers
One of the first projects of its kind in Los Angeles, Century Park’s management team has initiated a ground water reclamation project expected to supply 100% of the water required for landscape irrigation, with annual savings of more than 2.9 million gallons of potable water.


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Campus (CHLA)
Following a full water conservation survey, CHLA completed a range of projects including: installation of low flow fixtures, cooling tower retrofits, and medical and lab equipment retrofits. The hospital is saving ~15 million gallons of water annually –15% of the building’s water use – with additional projects planned.

Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)
The LACC proactively executed numerous water conservation projects, including: irrigation system replacement, low-flow fixtures, and drought-tolerant landscaping. Collectively, these projects represent water savings of 15%, or 5 million gallons in the last year, putting LACC on track to exceed the 20% targets well ahead of established deadlines.


1930 Wilshire
After carrying out a comprehensive engineering study through the LADWP EETAP program, the owners of 1930 Wilshire completed significant upgrades to the building’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, producing nearly 40% energy savings, and water savings of over 1M gallons per year.

Anthem Blue Cross, Woodland Hills
Consistent with its ambitious corporate sustainability commitments, Anthem Blue Cross converted 12.7 acres of turf to drought tolerant landscape, saving 12 million gallons of water annually, on top of replacing 3 chillers and lighting upgrades carried out previously.


2010 Wilshire
Leveraging the LADWP EETAP program, 2010 Wilshire carried out building-wide upgrades resulting in energy savings of 15%, and annual water savings of 1,046,665 gallons.


Kilroy Realty Corporation
The Kilroy Realty Corporation Los Angeles Portfolio spans nearly 800,000 square feet across four Class A office buildings. Kilroy has demonstrated a deep commitment to energy efficiency and innovation, achieving an 11.3% reduction in energy use since 2013 and earning ENERGY STAR certification for the entire portfolio. Kilroy has consistently raised the bar for the industry, not just in terms of energy efficiency, but also in terms of technological advancement, commitment of internal financing, tenant engagement, and green leasing.


Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA)
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (“HACLA”) is the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s 10th largest water customer with 6,548 public housing units and over 5 million square feet of green space throughout the City of Los Angeles. Back in 2007, HACLA took a proactive role to reduce its annual water consumption, and continued and expanded those efforts up to today. In 2015 alone, HACLA reduced its water consumption by 27% by partnering with five public agencies to install low-flow showerheads, faucets and toilets in thousands of units across the City.