Sensor Industries Wins Prestigious L.A. Award for Exceptional Innovation & Commitment to Sustainability
Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge Recognizes Sensor Industries for Sustainability & Social Impact Efforts
LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) on Wednesday afternoon presented the city’s most prestigious sustainability prizes to the “Best Buildings” in Los Angeles. Sensor Industries was honored to be among this year’s recipients, winning the Industry Leader, Water award.
Sensor Industries VP of Operations, Nick Benz, commented “The Mac Arthur Park Tower Toilet Leak Detection Project was a sterling example of “many hands make light work…”. Our action team was so motivated that obstacles, deadlines, and change-orders were managed with ease. We met our objective with a showpiece implementation of industry leading technology, public subsidies, and PPP. Thanks to the generous philanthropic interests of the Fortune-5 companies embracing the California Water Action Collaborative, our Toilet Leak Sensors are helping reduce 20% of the water bill for a non-profit low -income housing provider who truly deserves it.”
During the ceremony, which was held in-person for the first time in three years, LABBC presented awards to six winners in the following categories:
• Innovator of the Year – Barings LLC
• Industry Leader, Energy – Hudson Pacific Properties
• Industry Leader, Water – Retirement Housing Foundation
• Industry Leader, Affordable Multifamily – East LA Community Corp
• Industry Leader, Entertainment – Paramount
• Industry Leader, Office – CommonWealth Partners
The sustainability work of this year’s award winners brings Los Angeles closer to achieving the ambitious goals set forth by the city’s Green New Deal, also known as the Sustainable City pLAn. To stay on track with the Paris Climate Agreement and deliver environmental justice and economic equity, Los Angeles must by 2025 collectively reduce building energy use 22% per square foot and potable water use by 22.5% per capita.
LABBC Executive Director David Hodgins noted that many of this year’s award winners were recognized not only for making the most of the tools already available to them, but for applying them in ways that reach far beyond the boundaries of any one property.
“These winners are truly inspiring,” he said. “They’re showing it’s possible to make a real impact today, using today’s technology to overcome today’s biggest challenges. It’s all about creativity, commitment and compassion.”
Visit LABBC’s website to learn more about each of this year’s awardees.
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About LABBC: A local affiliate of the national Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative, the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge is a network of Los Angeles’ best buildings, committed to reducing energy and water use in line with the science-based goals of the Los Angeles’ Sustainable City pLAn and the Paris Climate Accord. With over 100 million square feet of buildings participating, the LABBC is one of the most significant sustainability initiatives in the world.