Department of Public Works
dpw.lacounty.gov
Sustainability
Facilities & Shared Services
Introduction

DPW is committed to conservation of environmental resources. Recognizing the need to reduce our energy consumption and at the same time conserving our resources are our focus to achieve Public Works’ sustainability goal. In our daily operations, we strive to focus on maximizing material recycling, minimizing waste production, reducing energy and fresh water consumption while increasing renewable energy, water recycling, and usage of sustainable material sourcing. Practicing these activities would save resources and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a sustainable future.

Key Sustainability Indicators
  1. Resource Conservation: Solid Waste
  2. Resource Conservation: Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Sustainable Procurement
Performance Metrics
  1. % paper recycling rate at DPW HQ facility
  2. Gallons of water used at DPW HQ facility
  3. KWH of energy used at DPW HQ facility
  4. KWH of renewable energy generated by DPW facilities
  5. % commodity/service purchases (dollars) made with local vendors
  6. % contract dollars awarded to local small businesses
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