Going Green!

Tips and Steps
to Reduce Energy & Water Use

There are a variety of things you can do to lower your utility bills. Listed below are some of the most effective ways to help you conserve energy and water and trim costs.

1. Turn off lights and equipment when they are not in use.
2. Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) wherever appropriate.
3. During the heat of day, close your draperies, shades, or blinds to reduce the extra heat from direct sunlight and check your home for adequate insulation.
4. Install / Use ceiling fans or whole house fans for comfort cooling.
5. Set your air-conditioner thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in the summer and heat your home at 68 degrees or cooler during winter
6. Buy energy-saving “Energy Star” labeled appliances.
7. Fix leaky faucets, plumbing joints and your sprinkler system. Saves 20 gallons a day for every leak stopped.
8. Use a broom to clean driveways and sidewalks. Saves 150 gallons or more each time.
9. Shorten your showers. Even a one- or two-minute reduction can save up to 375 gallons per month.
10. Adjust your sprinklers so that water lands on your lawn or garden where it belongs – and only there. Saves 500 gallons a month.
11. Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher. Saves 300 to 800 gallons a month.
12. Replace your old washing machine with a new, high-efficiency model. Saves 20 to 30 gallons per load.
Learn more about how you can receive a $250 rebate from LADWP at www.ladwp.com/rebates

Going Green and Saving Energy

2007 marks a special year for the festival. In keeping with the City’s goal of becoming the “greenest big City in the US,” the LADWP is proud to announce that the entire festival lighting has been converted to energy saving and LED light bulbs. This change will
require only one-third the energy of traditional light bulbs. This year’s Holiday Light Festival is being powered by a clean energy fuel cell.
In addition to the environmental eorts going on at the Holiday Light Festival, the LADWP is committed to responsible year-round environmental leadership. The LADWP is moving rapidly toward reaching its goal of
20% renewable energy generation by 2010 and has committed over $75 million, in 2007/2008, to support energy conservation.

Energy and Money Saving Programs Available for LADWP Customers

The LADWP provides a wide array of energy eciency programs and services for its residential customers which have achieved energy savings of more than 76 million kilowatt-hours since 2000. This is enough saved energy to power 10,000 homes for a year.
Consumer Rebate Program (CRP) Refrigerator Recycling Program (RETIRE)
Trees for a Green LA (TFGLA) Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) Distribution
Low Income Refrigerator Exchange Program
Online Energy Audits Green Building and Aordable Housing Projects
NOTE: All LADWP energy eciency and conservation programs are subject to change without notice.