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Metrolink to be recognized for energy management

Metrolink reduced its energy consumption through retrofitting and upgrading all building light fixtures at its Central Maintenance Facility.
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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) later this month will recognize Metrolink with the 2020 Sustainability Impact Award in Energy Management for reducing annual energy consumption by 32 percent as part of LADWP’s commercial lighting incentive program. 

The Southern California commuter railroad reduced energy consumption by retrofitting and upgrading all building light fixtures at its Central Maintenance Facility (CMF).

“Not only did their work progress the agency’s sustainability efforts and contribute to the city of Los Angeles’ building energy reduction goals, the upgraded area at our CMF is now better illuminated, improving the safety and security for employees who work there at night,” said Metrolink Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins in a press release.

LADWP created the Sustainability Awards Program in 2016 to recognize customers for having an impact on energy efficiency, water conservation, demand response, renewables and electrification of transportation, Metrolink officials said.

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