California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Evaluation of Community Scale Solar Water Heating in Los Angeles County

In California, approximately half of all residential gas consumption is used to heat water, and nearly 90% of all residences have gas water heaters. While water heating represents a relatively small portion of total residential energy use (approximately 3%), annual CO2 emissions from gas water heaters are comparable to those produced by a city of...

LA Energy Atlas

The LA 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.

An EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities

In 2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant to UCLA to accelerate the deployment of Advanced Energy Communities (AECs). In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN), The Energy Coalition, Day One and LACI, the UCLA team has developed an innovative...

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.

Ecological and Environmental Effects of Turf Replacement in Southern California

Pilot Study of the Ecological and Environmental Effects of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program Study Objectives The principal objectives of this study are to identify and, to the extent possible, to quantity the ecological and environmental effects of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program, as implemented between 2009 and 2015, on participant’s landscapes, neighborhoods and the Los Angeles...

Environmental Report Card

Environmental Report Card In 2015, UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability issued the nation’s first environmental report card for a major metropolitan area. The purpose of the 2015 Report Card was to establish a baseline from which to measure the County’s progress toward environmental sustainability, and to create a thought-provoking tool to catalyze discussions...

LARC – The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability

Mission The Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability is a membership organization, fostering a network of local and regional decision-makers in the Los Angeles County region to perform climate mitigation and adaptation work, using cutting edge research on local climate impacts and information management systems. LARC’s mission is to ensure a sustainable...

Publications

Groundwater Exchange Pools and Urban Water Supply Sustainability: Modeling Directed and Undirected Networks

E. Porse, K. Mika, R. Williams, M. Gold. W. Blomquist, S. Pincetl

Published Work | 2018 | Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management



Building Energy Use Goals in California

Stephanie Pincetl, PhD

Other | 2018


The economic value of local water supplies in Los Angeles

E. Porse, K. Mika, E. Litvak, K. Manago, T. Hogue, M. Gold, D. Pataki, S. Pincetl

Published Work | 2018 | Nature Sustainability


Open data and Stormwater Systems in Los Angeles: Applications for Equitable Green Infrastructure

E. Porse

Published Work | 2018 | The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability


Systems Analysis and Optimization of Local Water Supplies in Los Angeles

E. Porse, K. Mika, E. Litvak, K. Manago, K. Naik, M. Glickfeld, T. Hogue, M. Asce, M. Gold, D. Pataki, S. Pincetl

Other | 2017 | Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management