State and Local Policy Database

Los Angeles

City Scorecard Rank


Los Angeles, CA

145.00Scored out of 250Updated 05/2024
Community-Wide Initiatives
Score: 27.5 out of 45 points
Community-Wide Climate Mitigation and Energy GoalsList All

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Green New Deal city plan includes a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, with interim targets of 50% below 1990 levels by 2025 and 73% below 1990 levels by 2035. Based on ACEEE’s analysis of past years emissions data, ACEEE projects that the city will meet its near-term community-wide GHG emissions reduction goal. 

Emissions data is included in the Sustainable City pLAn annual reports. The city’s sustainability dashboard also includes emissions data.

Energy Efficiency Goal

The Sustainable City pLAn includes an energy reduction goal for all buildings of 22% per square foot below 2015 levels by 2025, 34% by 2035, and 44% by 2050. 

Renewable Energy Goal

The Green New Deal set renewable energy targets of 55% by 2025, 80% by 2036, and 100% by 2045. 

Last updated: January 2024

Equity-Driven Approaches to Clean Energy Planning, Implementation, and EvaluationList All

Equity-Driven Community Engagement

Los Angeles conducted focus groups with low-income renters to inform their building decarbonization policies and programs.

Equity-Driven Decision-Making

Los Angeles Department of City Planning and community organizations such as Los Angeles Equity Alliance, Brotherhood Crusade, and the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone are developing the South L.A. Climate Commons Plan. The plan is funded by a $200,000 plan grant awarded to the department. 

In implementing the city’s climate action goals, the City of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles created the Watts Community Leaderships Council (WCLC), which is comprised of local community residents. The WCLC created the Watts Rising Collaborative, which lobbied for and won $35 million grant for affordable housing and environmental justice initiatives in the Watts community.

The city secured another grant worth $23 million to fund environmental justice initiatives led by the “Green Together” collaborative which includes several community-based organizations that are active in the Pacoima-Sun Valley.

Equity Accountability Measures

The Green New Deal includes environmental justice goals of improving the raw scores of CalEnviroScreen indicators of communities within the top 10% of most polluted communities by an average of 25% by 2025 and 50% by 2035. The Green New Deal also contains a goal to reduce childhood asthma-related emergency room visits to less than 14 per 1,000 children by 2025 and 8 per 1,000 children by 2035. 

Last updated: January 2024

Clean Distributed Energy ResourcesList All

LADWP has created a community solar pilot program. The utility has committed to installing ten megawatts of solar capacity to support the pilot. 

Last updated: January 2024

Adaptive Mitigation List All

Heat Island Mitigation Policies and Programs

In October 2020, the City Council approved changes to the existing cool roof ordinance to require all new roofs to be cool roofs and to have more stringent requirements for cool surfaces.

The city’s Sustainable City pLAn has set a goal to reduce the local urban-rural temperature differential by at least 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit by 2025 and 3 degrees Fahrenheit by 2035. The city adopted this target because average temperatures in Los Angeles are nearly six degrees hotter than surrounding areas.

The city has adopted requirements for buildings to include cool roofs and low impact development techniques in site design. The city also awards development bonuses for permanent protection of open space through a transfer of development right program.

The city passed a tree protection ordinance to prevent the removal or relocation of certain native tree species.

Mayor Garcetti appointed the city's first Forest Officer in 2019. 

The Cool Streets program combines multiple strategies to reduce the urban heat island effect in the city's most vulnerable neighborhoods, including cool pavement, street trees, and shade structures.

Resilience Hubs

We were unable to determine if the city has supported the creation of resilience hubs that incorporate clean energy resources and are sited in disadvantaged communities.

Last updated: January 2024

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Workforce DevelopmentList All

Workforce development for disadvantaged workers

We could not determine if city has partnered with a local education institution, labor union, or community-based organization to create, support, and/or incentivize the development of clean energy workforce development initiatives that target training and support services for potential or existing workers from disadvantaged communities to obtain and keep in-demand jobs.

Workforce development for the broader community

The city supports the Los Angeles CIeantech Incubator and its Clean Power Alliance program. The program provides a microgrid maintenance training program via a partnership with a local electrician's union IBEW chapter and university scholarships

Outcomes tracking

We could not determine if the city has instituted a mechanism to measure the performance and/or success of equitable workforce development initiatives focused on the clean energy sector.

Last updated: January 2024

Buildings Policies
Score: 34.5 out of 70 points
Building Energy CodesList All


The State of California allows its local jurisdictions to adopt building energy codes more stringent than the mandatory state codes. Title 24 outlines all California building codes. Title 24, Part 6 includes the California Energy Code and the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (BEES). Title 24, Part 11 includes the California Green Building Code. The 2022 codes exceed the 2021 IECC standards and ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2018. To learn more about California’s building energy codes, please visit the State Policy Database.


Los Angeles adopted the 2022 BEES and the 2020 Los Angeles Green Building Code. The city’s zEPI score for their commercial energy code is 41.


Los Angeles adopted the 2022 BEES and the 2020 Los Angeles Green Building Code. The city’s zEPI score for their residential energy code is 26.

Solar-readiness policies 

Los Angeles adheres to the solar-ready requirements already included in the California Building Standards Code. 

EV-readiness policies

The city’s Green Building Code mandates new residential dwelling and townhomes be EV-ready. Since January 2020, multifamily buildings are required to make 30% of parking spaces EV-ready. 

Low-energy use requirement

Executive Directive #25 declared in February 2020 that all new municipally owned buildings or major renovations shall be designed to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, including by maximizing deployment of energy efficiency, smart design, on-site renewable generation, and electrification. 

Electrification policies

Los Angeles adopted the 2022 California Energy Code - Title 24 with electric ready provisions. In 2022, Los Angeles passed an ordinance requiring all new construction to be 100% electric, with electric ready provisions for exceptions.

Last Update: September 2023

Building Energy Code Compliance and EnforcementList All

We were unable to determine the amount of staff effort dedicated to energy code enforcement. The city requires plan reviews, site inspections, and performance testing to verify energy code compliance. 

The city provides upfront support to owners and developers through various training programs and provides preliminary plan check services that allow builders to meet with a plan check engineer to help them meet the Los Angeles municipal code requirements. 

Last Update: September 2023

Policies Targeting Existing BuildingsList All

Retrocommissioning requirements

The Existing Buildings Energy and Water Efficiency Program mandates retrocommissioning requirements for commercial and multifamily buildings. 

Commercial and multifamily benchmarking

The State of California adopted Assembly Bill (AB) 802 in October of 2015. AB 802 requires commercial and multifamily buildings greater than 50,000 square feet and larger to benchmark energy usage annually. Los Angeles adopted an ordinance that builds upon AB 802 and require all buildings over 20,000 square feet (both commercial and residential) to annually benchmark energy and water usage. The ordinance currently requires buildings over 50,000 square feet to comply with the law. The ordinance takes effect for buildings between 20,000 and 50,000 square feet in June 2019. The ordinance covers 76% of commercial buildings and 50% of multifamily buildings.

Energy audit requirements

In addition to retrocommissioning, the Existing Buildings Energy and Water Efficiency Program mandates energy auditing for commercial and multifamily buildings. 


LADWP runs a low-income solar and energy efficiency programs. In 2021, LADWP launched its Comprehensive Affordable Multifamily Retrofits program to provide financial incentives for home retrofits for low income housing and communities.

Program outcomes

We could not verify if the city collects data on incentive and financing programs to ensure equitable outcomes.

Last Update: September 2023

Score: 37.5 out of 70 points
Sustainable Transportation Planning List All

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation Strategic Plan Update was released in 2021 and includes sustainable transportation strategies. It also includes strategies specifically benefiting disadvantaged communities. 

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

According to the Los Angeles Green New Deal Sustainable City Plan, the city has a goal of reducing VMT 13% by 2025, 39% by 2035, and 45% by 2045. 

Due to insufficient data on the target’s baseline, we were unable to calculate a required per-capita annual reduction for achieving this goal. Therefore, Los Angeles did not earn points for the stringency of its target. 

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

The City of Los Angeles did not provide VMT data collected since the adoption of its goal; therefore, we cannot assess progress toward the goal. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Location Efficiency List All

Location Efficient Zoning Codes

California's SB 9 became law in 2021 and went into effect in 2022. This allows lots in single-family zones throughout the state to be split into two lots, and allows up to two units to be built on each lot, effectively increasing the number of units permitted per lot from one to four in single-family zones. SB 9 applies to residential zones in all California cities, including Los Angeles. 

Parking Requirements

California's AB-2097 was passed in 2022 and prohibits local governments from imposing minimum parking requirements on new residential, commercial, and industrial developments within 1/2 mile of a rail transit station or the intersection of two frequent bus routes. Therefore, certain districts in Los Angeles do not have minimum parking requirements.

Location Efficiency Incentives and Disclosure

Los Angeles offers a density bonus for affordable housing developments near transit. 

Affordable Housing around Transit

The city incentivizes affordable housing near transit by offering a height increase and density bonus to affordable housing developments within 1/2 mile of transit. 

Last Updated: January 2024

Mode Shift List All

Mode Shift Targets

According to the Los Angeles Green New Deal Sustainability Plan, adopted in 2019, the City has a goal of 35% of all trips being made by sustainable modes by 2025, 50% by 2035, and at least 50% by 2050. 

Progress Achieved Toward Mode Shift Targets

The City of Los Angeles did not provide data collected on mode share for all trips since the adoption of its goal; therefore, we cannot assess progress toward the goal. 

Subsidized Access to Efficient Transportation Options

The City of Los Angeles provides reduced fares for transit and bike share through its Low-Income Fare is Easy Program, and partners with Blink Mobility to provide discounted electric vehicle car share programs to low-income households. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Public Transit List All

Transportation Funding

The transit entities that serve the City of Los Angeles have received $2,423,488,784.40 on average annually between 2017 and 2021 from local sources. That equates to roughly $230.6 per capita between 2017 and 2021 within the service area. 

Access to Transit Services

The AllTransit Performance Score measures a given community's transit access and performance. The score considers connections to other routes, access to jobs, service frequency, and the percent of commuters who ride transit to work. The City of Angeles’s AllTransit Performance Score is 7.7, scoring 2 points in the City Scorecard. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Efficient VehiclesList All

Vehicle Purchase Incentives

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power offers a $1500 rebate for purchasing pre-owned efficient vehicles, with a further $1000 available for low-income customers. 

Vehicle Infrastructure Incentives

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power offers a $1000 rebate for installing level 2 chargers, with a further $500 for low-income customers. 

EV Charging Infrastructure Requirements

The California Green Building Code requires multifamily properties with 20 or more units and hotels with 20 or more guest rooms to install level 2 EV chargers in five percent of the total parking spaces. The City of Los Angeles also requires new multi-family developments to have 30% of spaces have charging for efficient vehicles. 

EV Charging Locations

The City of Los Angeles has 86.9 vehicle charging ports per 100,000 people available for public use. 

Electric School Bus Goal

Los Angeles set a goal of transitioning 100 of its bus fleet to zero emissions by 2028. 

EV Transit Bus Goal

Los Angeles set a goal of transitioning 100 of its bus fleet to electric by 2028. Los Angeles plans to prioritize routes serving disadvantaged communities as it transitions to electric buses. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Freight System EfficiencyList All

Sustainable Freight Plans

The San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan contains several sustainable freight strategies for the Port of Los Angeles, including emissions standards for trucks, incentives for ships with emission-reduction technologies and cleaner engines, and investing in on-dock rail support facilities to increase the proportion of cargo leaving by rail. The city is also pursuing a zero-emission delivery curb designation to incentivize zero-emission freight 

Open Data Portals

Finally, the Port of Los Angeles hosts an open data portal that displays truck turns times by terminal, container tracking data, terminals accepting empty containers, and current vessel activity in real-time. 

Last Updated: September 2023

Community Energy Infrastructure
Score: 34 out of 40 points
Community Energy Infrastructure Summary List All

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the municipal utility which provides electricity and drinking water services to the City of Los Angeles. Southern California Gas (SoCalGas), an investor-owned utility (IOU), is the primary natural gas utility for the City of Los Angeles. To learn more about the state requirements for electric and gas efficiency, please visit the California page of the State Database.

The Los Angeles Public Works Department, Bureau of Sanitation is the municipal utility which provides stormwater management and wastewater treatment for the city. LADWP and the Bureau of Sanitation work together to provide recycled water to many areas of the city.

Last Updated: August 2023

Electricity and Natural Gas Efficiency SavingsList All

In 2021, LADWP reported 113,949 MWh in net incremental electric savings.

In 2021, SoCalGas reported 43.70 MMtherms of net natural gas savings at the meter.

LADWP offers electric efficiency incentives and technical assistance to residential and commercial/industrial customers. SoCalGas similarly offers natural gas efficiency programs to residential and business customers.

In 2013, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) began offering several combined natural gas and electric energy-saving programs within the joint service territory. LADWP and SoCalGas have continued their partnership through 2021 and have jointly launched 22 different energy/water efficiency programs. 20 of the 22 programs remain active. The partnership portfolio is diverse, with the programs serving hard-to-reach customers (income-qualified, multi-family, small businesses), as well as large and governmental entities (large-scale commercial developments such as major hotel establishments and public university campuses), and they provide incentives and services to both retrofit and new-construction projects.

The City of Los Angeles works with the Mayor's office and other City departments and utilities, as well as local academic institutions and non-profit coalitions, to advocate to the state for increased spending and energy savings requirements. These include the Southern California Public Power Authority and the statewide (IOU) Codes and Standards group, as well as other coordination.

Last Updated: August 2023

Low-Income & Multifamily EE Programs List All

Low-Income Programs

Both LADWP and SoCalGas offer the Energy Savings Assistance Program to qualified low-income residential customers. The program offers no-cost, energy-saving home improvements to income-qualified homeowners and renters, including weatherization improvements, water heater blankets, and low-flow showerheads. Investor-owned utilities implement the program statewide under the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission. ESA includes health and safety measures such as furnace repair and replacement, CO and smoke alarms, comprehensive home health and safety check-ups, amongst other measures.  SoCalGas also offers the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program, which offers eligible customers a 20% discount on their monthly natural as bill.

In addition, LADWP offers a Refrigerator Exchange Program, which provides free, efficient refrigerators to residential customers who qualify through LADWP’s low-income, senior citizen/disability lifeline, life support, or physician-certified alliance discount (PCAD) rates. LADWP also offers the Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP), which provides free energy and water performance improvements in homes for eligible customers. Additionally, LADWP is expanding funding for HEIP and nearing launch of our Comprehensive Affordable Multifamily Retrofits (CAMR) program.

LADWP’s Community Partnership Grants program provides grants to non-profit organizations to creatively reach populations that may not be addressed through more traditional communication strategies and to affect behavior change. In the Underrepresented Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Program Area of the grants, nonprofits are awarded between $25,000-$125,000 to focus outreach and education within underserved communities identified through the CalEPA interactive map.

LADWP’s Equity Metrics Data Initiative (EMDI) tracks, measures and reports on how its programs are provided to all customers and residents of Los Angeles and helps ensure that all customers are reached with fairness and equity.

SoCalGas streamlines program enrollment by accepting income qualification from enrollment in other programs, including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program; Tribal; and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. In 2017, LADWP created the office of the Low-Income Customer Access (LICA) to improve outreach to underserved communities and increase collaboration with the existing LADWP efficiency programs for multifamily low-income dwellings. LICA has established a Working Group comprised of affordable housing and community-based organizations who partner with LADWP on pilot efficiency and outreach programs. In addition, LADWP is able to partner with and provide grants to local nonprofits and community organizations through the LADWP Community Partnership Outreach Grants program. Through the program, non-profits are invited to undertake community outreach and education to improve awareness of LADWP programs and improve energy efficiency and water conservation throughout the City of Los Angeles and to “hard-to-reach” customers. Beyond that, an additional twenty-four nonprofits have been awarded grants to conduct outreach on LADWP’s efficiency programs to customers across the city, which typically include low-income customers. LADWP has also partnered with other organizations to advertise its efficiency programs.

In 2021, according to LADWP, it achieved 3,796 MWh in energy savings, while spending $3,420,486 on its low-income programs and served 5,085 low-income customers. In 2019, according to SoCalGas, it achieved 0.74 MMtherms in energy savings from the ESA program, while spending $326,178,563 and serving 105,067 low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

LADWP and SoCalGas partner to offer the Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESAP) to eligible low-income residents in multi-family buildings. This jointly-coordinated, comprehensive program provides no cost energy saving products such as attic insulation, door and window repairs, caulking, door weather strips, water heater blankets, smart power strips, efficient light bulbs, water and gas-saving showerheads, and faucet aerators to low-income residents of multi-family buildings. Additionally, the Multifamily Direct Therm Savings Program, offered in partnership with LADWP and SoCalGas, provides energy and water efficient products and installation at no cost to hard-to-reach customers. LADWP also administers a Commercial Direct Install (CDI) Program in partnership with SoCalGas, which targets multi-family customers, and offers free energy and water (and natural gas) efficiency upgrades, including upgrades to energy efficient lighting systems and lamps, LED exit signs, pre-rinse spray valves, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and low-flow toilets.

SoCalGas offers four multifamily programs. These include 1) Multifamily Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, which provides rebates for the purchase and installation of energy efficiency measures in apartment dwelling units, and in common areas of apartments, condominium, and mobile home parks. 2) Multifamily Whole Building Home Upgrade Program, which is a comprehensive program that promotes long-term energy benefits through whole building energy efficiency retrofit measures identified through an investment grade audit. 3) Multifamily Energy Alliance Program, which employs a one-stop shop approach to work with multifamily property owners/managers and promote energy efficiency upgrades, and includes both direct install and rebate measure offerings. 4) Energy Efficient New Homes Program, which provides builders of multifamily properties that exceed State of California Title 24 Energy Efficiency standards with rebates for the purchase and installation of energy efficiency measures. SoCalGas partners with LADWP on the Energy Savings Assistance Program and the Multifamily Vended Clothes Washer Program.

In 2021, according to LADWP, it achieved 3,834 MWh across its multifamily program portfolio, while spending $1,928,101 and served 9,740 multifamily housing units. In 2021, according to SoCalGas, it spent $29,055,219 on multifamily programs.  We were unable to verify energy savings and customers served from multifamily programs.

Last Updated: August 2023

Provision of Energy Data by UtilitiesList All

SoCalGas and LADWP both provide automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Owners of multi-tenant commercial and multi-family residential buildings can work with LADWP to link all building accounts under one “master” account with appropriate permissions and documentation.

The city of Los Angeles provides some community wide energy usage information for planning and evaluation purposes through their Sustainable City pLAn annual reports. LADWP also reports aggregate community-wide energy usage information to the state's energy commission annually. Municipalities can also request monthly usage data at the aggregate level from SoCalGas.

The City of Los Angeles undertook an active role at the state level to support the adoption of AB 802, which now requires utilities in California to provide aggregated whole building energy data to building owners upon request. This removes the barriers around privacy thresholds and will streamline the process for owners. The city has also partnered with LADWP and SoCalGas in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative, and the Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data.

Last Updated: August 2023

Decarbonization and Climate Change Mitigation Efforts of Cities and Energy UtilitiesList All

Utility Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, the State of California set a goal of achieving zero-emission energy sources for its electricity generation by 2045. On April 21, 2021, Mayor Garcetti's State of the City address declared that LADWP will provide 80% RPS energy and 97% carbon-free by 2030, and 100% carbon-free by 2035. To achieve this goal of net zero emissions by 2035, LADWP will need to reduce emissions by 3.85% annually from 2019 levels.

City-Led Efforts to Decarbonize the Electric Grid

In 2019, LADWP electric generation emitted 2.1 metric tons of CO2 per capita from scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Clean Distributed Energy Resources 

LADWP has created a community solar pilot program. The utility has committed to installing ten megawatts of solar capacity to support the pilot. 

Municipal Renewable Energy Procurement 

The City of Los Angeles powers 40% of municipal energy use from renewables; the renewables total over 3,500 MW. 

City Renewable Energy Incentive and Financing Programs 

Last Updated: September 2023

Efficiency Efforts in Water ServicesList All

Citywide Water Efficiency and Goals

LADWP’s Efficiency Solutions division administers both energy and water efficiency programs, such as the Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP). HEIP provides water conserving toilets, low-flow aerators for bathrooms and kitchens, and low-flow showerheads, as well as incentives for clothes washers and irrigation systems. . The LADWP Landscape Incentive Program pays customers to replace turf grass with drought-tolerant plants or mulch and stormwater capture components.

The Sustainable City pLAn calls for 22.5% reduction of per capita consumption of water by 2025, and a 25% reduction of per capita consumption of water by 2035 below baseline year 2014. The recent update to the plan preserves this goal. LADWP offers a number of free water conservation devices such as showerheads and aerators. Also, the LADWP Landscape Incentive Program pays customers to replace turf grass with drought-tolerant plants or mulch and stormwater capture components. LADWP has also completed a water conservation potential study to outline a pathway to meeting these water conservation goals. The City of LA has also set goals in the pLAn to achieve a 50% cut in the amount of imported water purchased by the Department of Water and Power by 2025 and source 50% of the City's water locally by 2035 (based on a 2014 baseline).

Water Plant Efficiency and Self-Generation

The city has a goal to improve energy efficiency at drinking water treatment and distribution facilities, although no specific targets are available. However, the Bureau of Sanitation has an energy group at the Hyperion Wastewater Treatment plant that focuses on tracking power use and implementing energy saving measures. In 2013, the LADWP Commission adopted an aggressive policy requiring the utility to achieve 15% energy savings through energy efficiency by 2020 below baseline year 2010. The 2019 Sustainable pLAn update includes further energy reduction goals for all building types: 22% by 2025; 34% by 2035; and 44% by 2050.

The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation operates four treatment and water reclamation plants, two of which generate electricity from captured biogas. In addition, the Digester Gas Utilization Project (DGUP) is a cogeneration project that uses Hyperion's digester gas as a renewable energy source to generate electricity and steam for use on site in plant operations. It has been awarded an Envision Platinum award.

Last Updated: August 2023

Local Government Score:
11.5 out of 25 points
Local Government Climate and Energy Goals List All

Climate Change Mitigation Goal

The city of Los Angeles set a goal to reduce local government GHG emissions 55% by 2025, using a 2008 baseline. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The city of Los Angeles set a goal to reduce local government building energy use 18% by 2025, using a 2015 baseline. 

Renewable Energy Goal

The city of Los Angeles set a goal to install 3MW of solar energy infrastructure to power city operations by 2025. 

Last updated: November 2023

Procurement and Construction Policies List All

Fleet Policies and Composition

Los Angeles has a policy, started in 2007, to replace fleet vehicles with the most efficient vehicles available at the time of purchase. As of 2014, 87% of the light duty fleet was hybrid or EV. As part of the Los Angeles Clean Cities Program, the city committed to increasing its fleet of alternative fuel vehicles by an average of 15% each year. Under Mayor Garcetti's Executive Directive #25, the municipal fleet is required to follow a zero-emission first procurement policy by 2021. The city is also requiring the bus fleet to be all electric by 2028. Los Angeles’ fleet is composed of 19.3% efficient vehicles, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles.

Public Lighting

Los Angeles has not adopted a policy requiring efficient outdoor lighting, such as the International Dark-Sky Association’s Model Lighting Ordinance. However, the City’s Bureau of Street Lighting has been replacing streetlights with LEDs and light sensors since 2008 through the LED Streetlight Replacement Program. Currently, 98% of streetlights have been converted in the city.

Inclusive procurement

While Los Angeles does not have inclusive procurement and contracting policies, the City does have programs for outreach to MWDBE businesses. The Los Angeles Bureau of Contract Administration administers the City's Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs), Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs), Small Business Enterprises (SBEs), Emerging Business Enterprises (EBEs), Disabled Veteran-Business Enterprises (DVBEs), and all Other Business Enterprises (OBEs) Subcontractor Outreach Program for Public Work contracts, established by Mayor’s Executive Directive 14. Through the City's Bureau of Contract Administration, the City requires PLAs on all Department of Public Works construction projects and other City contracts.

Last updated: February 2024

Asset Management List All

Building Benchmarking and Retrofitting

Los Angeles benchmarks all municipal buildings over 7,500 square feet through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as part of the Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance.

Comprehensive Retrofit Strategy

Los Angeles audits buildings as part of the Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance to retrofit whole buildings and implement specific interventions. The City is currently using the benchmarking data and energy audits to best allocate resources. In 2022, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a motion to increase decarbonization and distributed energy generation in city facilities, allocating $30 million toward installations. The city also allocated $2.46 million toward municipal building energy and water management and conservation for FY 2022 to 2023.

Municipal Employee Transportation Benefits

The City offers subsidies and incentives for carpooling, transit, and other multimodal mobility options.

Last update: February 2024