water conservation

News

How Staples Center and the Kings learned to make ice from thin air

Published: 
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:22pm

Executives from Staples Center and the Los Angeles Kings were willing to hear a start-up’s pitch about slicing energy costs and improving the quality of the arena’s ice sheet, which has never enjoyed a great reputation among professional hockey players.

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Making Los Angeles completely water self-sufficient won't be easy or cheap. But it can be done

Published: 
Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:13pm

Despite another hot and dry year with less than four inches of rain in the Los Angeles area, we are back to our water-wasting ways. Two years ago, Californians were using 24% less water compared with 2013. This year, we're hardly conserving at all — just 1%.

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Preparing for a drier future along the Colorado River

Published: 
Fri, 12/22/2017 (All day)

After a 17-year run of mostly dry years, the Colorado River’s flow has decreased significantly below the 20th century average.

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country, now stands just 39 percent full. The level of the reservoir behind Hoover Dam has been hovering a bit above historic lows during the past year, helped by a bigger snowpack last winter and strides in water conservation.

But with scenarios of the reservoir falling to critical lows looking very possible in the coming years, managers of water agencies in California, Arizona and Nevada have signaled their interest in finalizing a deal under which they would take less water from Lake Mead in an attempt to head off severe shortages.

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Californians fall a bit short of Brown's call for 25% cut in water use after 9 months of conservation

Published: 
Fri, 04/08/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Water

After nine months of fervent conservation, drought-fatigued Californians narrowly missed meeting the water-savings target set by Gov. Jerry Brown a year ago.

LADWP Community Partnership Grant

Sustainable Works is pleased to announce that we have been awarded an LADWP Community Partnership Grant and will serve Los Angeles City Council District 5.

The grants are focused on energy efficiency and water conservation.

The Business Greening Program will provide Greening for 20 Businesses.

The Residential Greening Program will provide 8 Green Living Water & Energy Workshops.