The recently announced Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) “Drop 100” campaign aims to save 100 million gallons of water each year by increasing water efficiency in commercial buildings.
Commercial and industrial building owners can receive up to $250,000 for the installation of pre-approved equipment and products such as cooling tower upgrades and re-circulation systems. Landscape rebates for turf removal are available for commercial facilities at $1.75 per sf up to 1,500 sf. Rebates for the most water efficient urinals, toilets, and faucets are also available.
The city has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in the effort.
Large water users including Children’s Hospital, the Los Angeles Times building, CBRE’s Century Plaza Towers, Jones Lang LaSalle’s One California Plaza, Kilroy Realty, UCLA, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, and the Los Angeles Convention Center have already committed to the Drop 100 Challenge.