Energy Efficiency

February 19, 2013

James Kelly Forecasts Growth of Smart Grid Sector

James Kelly, former Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Environmental Policy for Southern California Edison, charts the fast-evolving changes and innovations of today’s smart grid sector.

February 19, 2013

David Jacot: LADWP’s New Director of Energy Efficiency Has a Mandate & $267 Million to Spend

Interview with David Jacot, Director of Energy Efficiency at the LADWP, on the $267-million energy efficiency budget for the next two fiscal years.

December 20, 2011

Paramount Pictures to Modernize Studio while Embracing Its Past

Paramount Pictures on Melrose Boulevard is the only major film studio still located in Hollywood. The studio has developed a plan for site upgrades to provide for its thousands of employees in an ever evolving industry. TPR spoke about the goals and designs with Paramount COO Frederick Huntsberry, with Sharon Keyser, Senior VP, Real Estate, Government & Community Relations, Paramount, and with architects Bob Hale, Principal, Rios Clementi Hale, and Brenda Levin, President and Principal, Levin & Associates Architects.

December 19, 2011

Energy as Driver of Value: Energy Efficiency and Power Generation Increasingly Relevant to Developers

Excerpts from an Urban Land Institute panel on energy efficiency, power generation, and development. As utilities and energy companies move towards distributed power, how can building owners, businesses, and developers act now?

December 16, 2011

AIA Los Angeles: Political Leadership Could Bolster Green Design

A roundtable discussion hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles, and featuring some of the region's most prominent designers sheds light on the role of the architect in greening the built environment. While design innovations have created energy efficient buildings and have raised awareness, coordinated government action could provide the scale necessary for noticeable change.

November 3, 2011

Environmental Defense's Jim Marston on the Carbon War Room's Goals & Priorities

Jim Marston of the Environmental Defense Fund details his involvement with Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, a entrepreneurial environmental think-tank aimed at tackling global warming through market-driven solutions. The Planning Report asks Marston how he identifies barriers to change and how he's developed financing mechanisms for energy efficient building upgrades.

November 3, 2011

LADWP’s Ron Nichols: We Need Capital Investment

Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.

July 19, 2016

PACE Program Scaling to Help Finance Energy Upgrades

Cisco DeVries, CEO and President of Renew Financial LLC, joins TPR to discuss the impact of PACE financing for energy-efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property.

December 21, 2015

San Francisco PUC Built State-of-the-Art Sustainable Headquarters

Harlan Kelly shares how “one of the greenest buildings in the nation” came to be.

October 8, 2014

Governors Schwarzenegger & Brown Affirm CA’s Bipartisan History of Curbing GHG Emissions

Leaders at the “Global Climate Negotiations: Lessons from California” symposium discusses the state’s landmark environmental policy.

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