Green Homes: Los Angeles


Green Homes LA is a free resource for all Angelenos to learn how to make their home a healthier, more affordable, and more comfortable place to live, work, and play. Whether you are a multifamily building owner, portfolio manager, homeowner, or tenant, we have resources to help you better understand how to plan, fund, and execute green and sustainable projects throughout your home or building. 

Climate change is one of the most pressing and complex challenges facing modern society. In Los Angeles, all citizens–whether they are property owners, homeowners, or tenants–play a critical role in the fight against a changing climate and extreme weather. It is crucial to address sustainability in our homes and apartment buildings, as roughly 40% of Los Angeles’ greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings. By focusing on energy efficiency and water conservation, Green Homes can help lower utility bills, and improve the day-to-day quality of life through enhanced water and air, increased food security, and better mental health. 

Whether you are a homeowner, apartment building owner or manager, or a tenant anywhere please read on below to learn more and discover resources to improve the spaces where you live!

 

Read on more about our Green Homes: LA work in this Press Release! 

 


When it comes to managing buildings, we understand that the dynamic ecosystem that multifamily building owners, operators, and portfolio managers function in, has complex and shifting needs. As the state and federal government implements new legislation barring new natural gas hookups and gas-powered vehicles, building owners face tough choices on how to comply with these changes. USGBC-LA is committed to providing resources to help owners improve efficiency and affordability across their building portfolios while addressing capital constraints and focusing on creating value. Our vision is to help building owners understand how high-performance multifamily retrofits help their bottom lines, while also providing resources to fund and achieve the successful implementation of green building projects. 

 

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Menu of Electrification & Efficiency

Unsure where to begin on your green building project? Visit our Electrification & Efficiency Menu to learn how to achieve full electrification through our Green Home Pathways. Whether you are just starting out or further into your building’s sustainability project, each pathway provides project ideas and resources to guide you reducing project costs and maximizing investments.

Explore the menu!

 

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Local Buildings Carbon Emission Tracker by Dynamhex

Currently limited to the Eastern San Fernando Valley – This tool can help identify where greenhouse gas emissions are being generated within a building portfolio, and what upgrades provide the greatest reduction in emissions and operational costs.

Learn more!

 

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Green Affordable Housing Program (GAHP)

The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in apartment buildings located in disadvantaged communities by providing resources including tenant education, property owner and manager project and rebate support, low-to-no-cost installation of heat pump space conditioning & domestic hot water systems, EV charging stations, and more! Each project could receive over $30,000 in grant funding to complete upgrades.

Learn more about GAHP!

 

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Green Homes for West LA

Part of USGBC-LA’s Green Homes: Los Angeles initiative, Green Homes for West LA provides no-cost benchmarking support for apartment building owners to help them understand where energy and water is being used in their building(s) and identify areas where improvements can make the greatest impact.  Green Homes for West LA also aims to empower local residents through sustainable education and resources to make informed energy and water decisions in their homes so that all Angelenos have more sustainable, affordable, and healthier homes.

Interested in Applying? Fill out our interest form!

 

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As 70% of the residential market in Los Angeles is zoned for single-family homes, homeowners in Los Angeles play a significant role in meeting regional climate goals while increasing the efficiency, health, and affordability of their properties. USGBC-LA is committed to providing homeowners access to cost-effective methods to conserve energy and water while increasing occupant health. These resources will introduce technologies, rebate programs, educational materials, and other strategies that can be implemented today to make homes more sustainable and affordable.

 

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Healthy Building Commitment

Learn about the Five Principles of a Healthy Building to help make your home or home office a healthier place to live and work, while also reducing water and energy costs.

Click here!

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Personalized Emissions Calculator by YellowTin

USGBC-LA has partnered with YellowTin to help take the guesswork out of decarbonizing your home and lifestyle. Any tenant or owner can enter their home address, create reports, and plans to save energy, water, reduce emissions, and more. This is a free resource provided by USGBC-LA!

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Tenants in Los Angeles face a number of barriers and challenges to making their homes green, healthy, and efficient places to live. USGBC-LA is committed to providing green educational and programmatic resources for tenants across our communities. Renters make up over half the total households in Los Angeles and will be crucial in the fight against climate change. The resources and programs below highlight ways that tenants can make small changes in their lives, often at no cost to themselves, that can make a big impact on reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Resources for Green Apartments:
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Personalized Emissions Calculator by YellowTin

USGBC-LA has partnered with YellowTin to help take the guesswork out of decarbonizing your home and lifestyle. Any tenant or owner can enter their home address, create reports, and plans to save energy, water, reduce emissions, and more.

Click to learn more!

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Healthy Building Commitment (HBC)

Designed to provide residents with an accessible and affordable pathway to creating healthy, resilient spaces to live, work, and play. While you make the decisions on how you achieve your goals, we will guide you throughout your journey to create a healthier home.

Join the Commitment!


  

 


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