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City of Gardena

Beacon Participant Profile

Gardena’s ‘vision’ is to be a community that… is a safe and attractive place to live, work and play, with a wide range of public services…” -Gardena General Plan Introduction

About Gardena

  • Incorporated: 1930
  • Population:  58,829 (2010)
  • Location: South Bay section of Los Angeles County
  • Elevation: 49 feet
  • Area: 5.87 sq. mi.

Climate Action Activities

  • Southern California Edison’s Energy Leader Partnership Program Member
  • Municipal and community greenhouse gas inventory completed, 2009 and 2011 respectively
  • Replaced high energy traffic signals with high efficiency LED lights
  • Completed a green transportation facility that uses LEED construction methods
  • Created a citizen Planning and Environmental Commission

Climate Action Resources

Awards

Agency Energy Savings

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

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Redeveloping Brownfield Sites in Gardena

This case story explores how the the City of Gardena, in partnership with residential and business community members, formed the Brownfield Community Relations Committee, and conducts various outreach efforts related to brownfield development in the community. 

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Gardena GTrans: A Greener Local Bus Line

The bright green buses in Gardena are keeping passengers cool and saving the city money. This is because the Gardena local bus line, GTrans, is one of the few lines in the nation with all-electric heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units in its buses. These electric HVAC systems have increased the bus line’s fuel efficiency by 8 percent, and saved the city money in decreased operational costs.

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