1200 W 7th St
Rising Realty Partners
Many buildings in Los Angeles have issues with groundwater infiltration subterranean garages and underground mechanical rooms. Traditionally, this water is diverted to a sump, treated, and discharged to the sewer system. At 1200 West 7th Street, Rising Realty turned this problem into a resource by diverting the treated groundwater from the sump to the cooling tower, where it offsets approximately 1.2 million gallons of potable water use per year.
6922 Hollywood Blvd
Hudson Pacific Properties
From 2016 to 2017, Hudson Pacific achieved a 14% in reduction in water use by installing a range of cost-effective upgrades including upgraded plumbing fixtures and adding VFDs on domestic water pumping systems.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
An underground river runs under portions of the City, including the area in West LA where the Cedars Sinai Medical Center campus sits. The water must be diverted in order to maintain the structural safety of the buildings above it, but rather than simply send the water to the sewer Cedars’ Ground Water Reuse System takes water that runs beneath the campus, treats it and uses it for industrial cooling purposes on the Main Campus. This project has estimated annual potable water savings of over 27 million gallons per year, and completely eliminated the costs and energy that were previously associated with disposing of this ground water.
West LA Hospital Campus
6041 Cadillac Ave
An outstanding example of their portfolio-wide sustainability efforts, in 2017 Kaiser completed a comprehensive water-saving retrofit of its West LA Hospital Campus, which included construction of a 33,000 gallon cistern to collect water for irrigation, a range of plumbing upgrades, and improvements to their cooling tower water treatment. Together these projects contributed a reduction in water use of over 17% from 2016 to 2017, a significant step towards their goal to reduce water consumption 25% per square foot across the portfolio.