Christos Chrysiliou, Director of Architecture Engineering, accepted the award at the DOE’s Better Buildings Summit in Washington DC. “It’s great to be recognized for our work towards achieving our District’s resolution for 100% Clean Renewable Energy by 2040. I am honored to be directing the decarbonization efforts for our School District. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy for their support and encouragement and to all of our teams for their commitment towards this great initiative.”
The Better Practice award is given to partners for implementing innovative practices around decarbonization, energy and water efficiency, and waste reduction. LAUSD adopted goals for a 20% reduction in energy consumption by 2024, achieving 100% clean renewable energy in its electricity sector by 2030, and 100% clean energy in all sectors by 2040. The District has already implemented several energy-saving measures which aim to make schools more sustainable, healthier, and efficient places to learn, work, and play.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Director of the Better Buildings Initiative, Maria Vargas, recognized the importance of LAUSD's role in the Low Carbon Pilot effort which will help advance the path to decarbonizing buildings. LAUSD has been working on this pilot for over three years and appreciates the DOE for showcasing the District's vital work on low and no carbon school buildings.
To read more about LAUSD's Low and No Carbon action plan click on the link below:
LAUSD Action Plan Template.pdf (energy.gov)