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Sustainable City pLAn

Plan LA LogoThe Sustainable City pLAn is a broad and ambitious long-term plan for sustainable energy and practices in LA. Highlights from the 3rd Annual Report are listed below. They give a sense of the types of developments that are being made and where, as well as areas where further improvement is needed.


  • Implemented mass notification system incorporating mobile phones
  • Initiated pilot installation of “cool slurry” pavement
  • Installed 10,000 cool roofs

Environmental Justice

  • Established air quality monitoring by neighborhood
  • Required farmers markets to accept EBT payments
  • Expanded the Clean Up Green Up program

Local Solar

As of the end of February 2018, local solar capacity increased to 291 MW, a 29% increase over 2017. (Source: L.A. Department of Water and Power, March 2018)

Energy Efficient Buildings

  • Retrofitted 8,692 homes with Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing (Source: Renovate America and California First, February 2018)
  • Developed benchmarks to monitor and disclose energy use by buildings
  • Expanded LA Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) to 60 million square feet

Prosperity & Green Jobs: Status of 2017 Outcomes

Carbon & Climate Leadership

  • Created an annual standardized greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory
  • Made a plan for the LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to secure 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030
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