California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

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Community Solar Opportunities Map

Where is the best place to put solar panels in your neighborhood? The solar opportunity map is a web tool built to assist community-based organizations to access data necessary to…

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UCLA Energy Atlas

The UCLA Energy Atlas is the first of its kind interactive web atlas that provides access to the largest and most disaggregated building energy data available in the nation. It now comprises data from both Southern California and the Bay Area.

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Water Management Conservation and Planning

In light of recent droughts, California is exploring ways of using water more wisely, eliminating water waste and strengthening local drought resilience. CCSC is working as part of a multi-institutional…

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Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles has developed the first county-wide sustainability plan, and has contracted with UCLA, in collaboration with the engineering firm Buro Happold, and with Liberty Hill Foundation.…

community solar opportunities map

The Healthy Home Study

As California moves forward with its aggressive agenda to decarbonize its energy system, care must be taken to assess the degree to which its pursuit of various energy system transformation pathways is likely to result in additional benefits for Californians. One extremely important category of benefits is the reduction of health risks that result from exposure to natural gas combustion by-products, both from appliances within homes and from grid scale generation stations.

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Climate Change in Los Angeles County: Grid Vulnerability to Extreme Heat

In this project, UCLA and Arizona State University researchers developed a sophisticated and in-depth description of future electricity demand, grid response, and vulnerability due to increased heat events in Southern California Edison territory under current and future climate scenarios. The project's findings enable innovative grid management and operation strategies and identify adaptation guidance.

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LA Water Hub

The Water Hub is a dynamic visualization and mapping platform (http://waterhub.ucla.edu); an online data repository for viewing and finding water-related information in Los Angeles County.

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Energy and Air Quality Environmental Report Card

In conjunction with Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, CCSC staff contribute to the the development of environmental report cards to evaluate LA county’s progress towards environmental sustainability. In 2015, UCLA’s Institute…

Publications

What Will it Take for an Energy Transition to be Just?

Stephanie Pincetl, Ph.D.

Presentation | 2022

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Sustainable Cities and the Question of the Climate. Comments to the CA State Assembly Transportation Committee March 2022

Stephanie Pincetl, PhD

Presentation | 2022

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Building an Interactive Web Mapping Tool to Support Distributed Energy Resource Planning Using Public Participation GIS

Eric Fournier, PhD

Presentation | 2022

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Step Back from Scientific Hubris – Dr. Stephanie Pincetl talks with Nature Sustainability

Stephanie Pincetl, Ph.D

Published Work | 2021 | Nature Sustainability

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