Projects

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.

Los Angeles Regional Climate Assessment

Since 2006, the State of California has undertaken periodic scientific assessments with the goal of understanding future climate change impacts on the state. For the first three such assessments, released in 2006, 2009, and 2012, a portfolio of research projects investigated climate change impacts, and the assessment report described the results of these studies. The...

Research

Our fellows work in research teams to advance skills and solve environmental problems through hands-on experience. 

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...