Southern California Gas Co. officials announced the completion Wednesday of a project aimed at bolstering energy efficiency at Angelus Plaza, a subsidized housing complex with more than 1,000 units for low-income seniors in downtown Los Angeles.

The upgrades are estimated to save the residential facility more than $150,000 annually in natural gas costs, while reducing emissions in an amount equivalent to taking nearly 200 cars off the road each year, according to SoCalGas stated.

SoCalGas completed upgrades at Angelus Plaza over two years at a cost of $1 million, in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The work included installing low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators, thermostatic shower valves, door weather-stripping, common area lighting, LED lights and more, officials said.

“LADWP is proud to partner with SoCalGas in this project to improve the comfort and quality of life for Los Angeles seniors,” said David Jacot, DWP director of energy efficiency. “The long-term energy, water and financial savings resulting from these energy efficiency upgrades will yield many benefits to the residents of Angelus Plaza for many years to come.”

The project at Angelus Plaza also replaced six domestic hot water boilers, six space heating hot water boilers and installed one tankless hot water heater with higher efficiency equipment, according to SoCalGas. The project also included the installation of pipe insulation and on-demand boiler controls.

“I’d like to congratulate Southern California Gas Company and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for completing a major energy efficiency upgrade to Angelus Plaza,” Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said. “The project was completed at no cost to residents.”

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