Overview The LA Energy Atlas provides Californians the opportunity to interact with the largest set of disaggregated energy data in the nation. This first of its kind interactive website can be used to inform energy planning and research in Los Angeles and throughout California as the State works to achieve its ambitious energy goals, and […]
The UC Davis Center for Regional Change (CRC) helps community and regional planners and advocates realize the potential of SB 375 to improve the well-being of the state’s most disadvantaged communities.
UC Berkeley’s Center for Research Efficient Communities (CREC) analyzed the process and practices by which the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in California’s four biggest regions — the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego — prepared their initial Sustainable Communities Strategies under Senate Bill 375 (SB 375). The goal of the research is […]
The UC Berkeley Center for Research Efficient Communities (CREC) has completed research on legal barriers to resource efficient street design to inform decisions and consultations by city attorneys throughout the state of California.
The California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA is working on the California Sustainability Research Project to increase access to California’s funded sustainable communities research and identify future areas of research needed to meet the State’s environmental goals. View the CA Sustainability Research Hub Fact Sheet. Key Project Component: The CA Sustainability Research Hub (Launches March 31) The CA Sustainability Research Hub […]
Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) provide a chance to save a significant amount of money on energy costs, but estimating the amount is much more complicated than using “miles per gallon” and distance traveled as with conventional vehicles. A host of new factors determine which plug-in vehicle can save consumers the most money including electric range, […]
The University of California is developing cutting edge technologies to address the challenges facing our communities. These new developments can help local governments, MPO’s, other agencies and organizations implement the requirements of SB 375 and related climate action legislation, as well as improve the quality of life for community members. Researchers and staff from UC […]
A presentation by Dr. Mikhail Chester of the first year life cycle assessment comparison of the Orange Line, Gold Line and a passenger vehicle in Los Angeles. The study uncovers 40% more GHGs related to public transit than traditional methods and show several times as many criteria pollutants. In addition, this presentation discusses the next […]
Life Cycle of Public Transit Changes Project Advisory Committee Meeting – April 6, 2011 Click here to view the presentation.
The objective of this project is to create a Community-Wide Energy Use Protocol and comprehensive energy baselines for California communities. These community baselines will be the first to capture direct, indirect, and supply chain energy. Integrating life-cycle accounting offers an assessment of how decisions result in effects within and beyond political borders. The Protocol will […]
ULTRAEX Dynamics of urban ecosystem services and their relationship to ecohydrology: Exploratory study for a Los Angeles Urban Long-Term Research Area (LA-ULTRA)
This research aims to understand water management and water consumption associated with the urban forest and outdoor landscaping in the city of Los Angeles, CA. Ecosystem services derived from water and vegetation support human well-being, including economic productivity, environmental quality, and processes that are important for human life. Yet in the urban environment, the magnitude, […]
Presentation by the Center for Sustainable Urban Systems and Center for Climate Change Solutions. Click here to see the presentation.
Presentation by the Center for Sustainable Urban Systems and Center for Climate Change Solutions. Click here to view the presentation.
Key note presentation by Stephanie Pincetl at the 12th annual meeting of the NSF Long Term Ecological Research Program on Phoenix at Arizona State University. Click here to view the presentation.