Projects

evaluation of community scale solar water heating in los angeles county

Evaluation of Community Scale Solar Water Heating in Los Angeles County

Reliance on Natural Gas for Residential Water Heating  Inexpensive natural gas and the historical subsidization of its use as a source of thermal energy has led Southern California to depend heavily on natural gas for residential heating. As of 2009, approximately 90% of residences are equipped with natural gas water heaters statewide.  Among the end uses of natural gas, water heating is also the single most energy...

la energy atlas

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

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...

desert tortoise conservation

Desert tortoise conservation

At the La Kretz Center, scientists are working toward a win-win between green energy and endangered species conservation in the Mojave Desert.

energy innovation conference

Energy Innovation Conference

Ariana Vita, class of 2016 Project summary: Ariana proactively worked with a team of students from the Anderson School of Management to co-organize the Energy Innovation Conference hosted at UCLA in the spring of 2016. Ariana took the lead in organizing a panel on Building Energy Efficiency: Policies Driving Change in Los Angeles. This panel...