For more than 20 years, SCOPE has been a leader for change within South Los Angeles. Our work is lead by those who are directly impacted by the various forms of disinvestment, neglect, and abuse the community has seen over the decades. Through our partnerships with labor unions, along with community and environmental organizations we have worked to establish green job training programs that create a pathway to the middle class, but also incorporate the growing need to address the environmental health disparities that directly impact working class communities.
Neighborhoods like South LA are the fore front of pollution and toxic dumping, but the last in line in getting help to clean up or finding solutions to these chronic issues. By engaging our membership and the South LA community in discussions on what it would mean to have access to healthy food, jobs that are based in the green sector, and the different forms of pollution affecting us, we can find community oriented solutions. #SustainSouthLA is an initiative to cultivate climate consciousness within community residents to find and share solutions and resources that benefit everyone.
Through the various resources made available on this page, you will find information on free services provided by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for your home or business. These resources are meant to not only help you save money, but to reduce the amount of water and energy used everyday.
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Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Your Business
The Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) Program is a free service available to businesses that are customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The SBDI program will help you asses your water and energy use. This free assessment will be conducted by a trained Energy Service Representative, who will offer recommendations and services you can take advantage of. To qualify, your business has to average a monthly electrical demand of 30 kilowatts (kW) or less. Some of the water and energy saving measures include upgrading your lighting system and lamps, low-flow toilets, and pipe and water heater insulation. For full details and a list of programs and rebates offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, visit their web site.
Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades for your Home
The Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP) is a free service offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to residential customers. The HEIP program will help you asses your water and energy use at home. This free assessment will be conducted by a trained Energy Service Representative, who will offer recommendations and services you can take advantage of. Some of the water and energy saving measures include a refrigerator recycle and rebate program and upgrading lights in your home. To qualify, you have to be a residential customer with LADWP in good standing. For full details and a full list of programs and rebates offered by the Los Angeles Water and Power, visit their web site.
SCOPE members share their experiences participating in the Home Energy Improvement Program
- Through the HEIP program, Maria Rutledge avoid a possible life threatening disaster in her home.
- Anita Thomas made changes in her home through the HEIP program and has seen the savings in her bill.
- The Gang Alternatives Program works with youth to provided them with an alternative to drugs and gangs, while incorporating water and energy conservation in their curriculum.
- As SCOPE members and community leaders, our SBDI team does regular outreach to small business and churches in South LA to take advantage of the free services offered by LADWP to its customers.
Through this webinar, we will introduce you to four different programs offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power that will help you save water and energy at home. Along with a walk through of the four programs available, you will hear testimony from SCOPE member and Home Energy Improvement Program recipient Maria Rutledge. If you are interested in any of the programs discussed in the webinar, you can visit the LADWP web site for details.