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Culver City Wins Two Beacon Spotlight Awards

Post Date:09/27/2017 1:28 PM

Beacon Award Councilmembers

Culver City has won two Beacon Spotlight Awards, a Platinum Award in Agency Energy Savings and a Gold Award in Sustainable Best Practice Activities.

To earn the Platinum Award in Agency Energy Savings, the City decreased its energy usage by 26% since 2006 through implementation of turnkey energy efficiency projects citywide and by taking advantage of enhanced incentives and rebates. In 2014, the City upgraded interior and exterior lighting to LEDs, optimized HVAC equipment, and implemented a new Energy Management System to manage these components. The City has saved over 700,000 kWh annually, the equivalent to saving 1,150 tons of CO2 or taking 225 cars off the road.

Culver City also won a Gold Award in Sustainable Best Practice Activities by fulfilling three voluntary achievements within each of ten categories of sustainable best practices – Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Water & Wastewater Systems, Waste Reduction & Recycling, Green Building Activity, Climate-Friendly Purchasing, Renewable Energy & Low-Carbon Fuels, Efficient Transportation, Land Use & Community Development, Open Space & Offsetting Carbon Emissions, and Community & Individual Actions. Read about the City's efforts to green its fleets.

These energy efficiency efforts underscore Culver City’s commitment to sustainability and to addressing climate change by implementing energy efficient projects and adopting best practices that lower greenhouse gas emissions. 

California’s Beacon Program gives local governments an opportunity to share best practices that promote healthier, more vibrant, resilient, and sustainable communities. This Program showcases voluntary efforts made by local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency projects and implementation of policies and programs that promote sustainability. 

The Program is funded by utility ratepayers and is sponsored by the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC), which is a partnership between three statewide non-profit organizations and California’s four Investor Owned Utilities, including Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas. To learn more about the program, please visit: http://www.ca-ilg.org/beacon-award-program.

Culver City is committed to sustainability, to the long-term impacts to the natural environment, and to the economic, physical, and social well-being of Culver City residents and community. To learn more, please visit: https://www.culvercity.org/city-hall/city-government/city-council/standing-subcommittees/sustainability-subcommittee. For more information, please call the Public Works Department at 310-253-5635.

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