Goodwill Southern California was presented with a check Friday for more than $200,000 in rebates by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for projects related to an extensive lighting retrofit carried out at the nonprofit’s headquarters.

Goodwill Industries reduced electrical energy use in their headquarters at 342 N. San Fernando Rd. in Lincoln Heights by upgrading over 2,015 lighting fixtures to LEDs at their headquarters through participation in the Commercial Lighting Incentive Program.

“The many upgrades we implemented under this partnership with LADWP help us save energy and money and fulfill our sustainability goals,” said Patrick McClenahan, Goodwill Southern California president and CEO.

LADWP said Goodwill stands to save an estimated 880,263 kilowatt-hours in energy annually, which is equivalent to removing about 147 homes from the grid or 97 automobiles from the road.

“LADWP is proud of its partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Goodwill Southern California to help improve our environment and communities through conservation and sustainability,” said Sharon Grove, LADWP’s assistant general manager of the customer service division. “The long-term savings in building operation costs and increased comfort at Goodwill’s facilities mutually benefit LADWP, helping to meet our energy efficiency goals and that of the city as a whole, through the subsequent reduction in overall energy demand and strain on the electrical grid.”

LADWP said it is assisting Goodwill in evaluating its other buildings for participation in additional efficiency programs.

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