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City of Beverly Hills

Beacon Participant Profile

Committed to the Sustainable City Plan, the City of Beverly Hills combats climate change by reducing greenhouse gas and other emissions from city facilities, operations, and within the community. To show its commitment, the City of Beverly Hills continues to adopt policies, implement programs, and invest on infrastructure improvements to mitigate climate change. The city has undertaken several projects that range from retrofitting lighting to upgrading HVAC and the citywide irrigation systems. These improvements cost approximately $8 million in recent years that resulted in a reduction of energy consumption by 5,118 MWh annually, which is equivalent to a reduction of 449 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and 326 cars off the road annually. These improvements also led to a reduction of 9.6 million gallons of water annually on irrigation. The city will continue to reduce its energy consumption by implementing energy reduction retrofits in all of its facility improvement projects with the assistance of the Westside Energy Partnership local government programs.

Regionally, the City of Beverly Hills combats climate change by becoming a member of the Clean Power Alliance, which is a Community Choice Aggregation program that provides high-level renewable electricity to several cities within Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Currently, the majority of homes and businesses in Beverly Hills are powered by 50% renewable energy compared to 34% provided by the local electricity provider. 

The City of Beverly Hills will continue striving to reduce its carbon footprint in order to ensure a prosperous and sustainable future for generations to come.

About Beverly Hills

  • Incorporated: January 28, 1914
  • Population: 34,484 (2017)
  • Elevation: 259 feet
  • Area: 5.71 square miles

Climate Action Activities

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Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 14% (2019)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Silver Level (2019)

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