Sustainability Elements

Energy Management

LAWA is committed to maximizing the energy efficiency of its building systems. Continued improvements in equipment technology, fuel efficiency, building controls, and operational practices offer opportunities to reduce energy costs and air emissions.

Performance Summary

LAX Total Electricity Charges

(thousand MWh)

LAX Passenger Energy Intensity

(kBTUs/passenger)

Total Building Energy Consumption

(Million kBTUs)

LAWA equipped all LAX passenger gates with plug-in power and pre-conditioned air. Parked planes do not need to use auxiliary power units, which consume jet fuel. This improvement is more energy efficient and minimizes air quality impacts at LAX.
LAWA currently has 48 publicly available EV charging stations at its various parking lots at LAX and will install an additional 49 chargers in the coming year.

LAX Building Natural Gas Use

(10,000 therms) Does not include natural gas used in vehicles

Our Stories

Energy-Efficient Central Utility Plant Opens

The replacement CUP will save LAX an estimated $7 million annually in electrical and natural-gas use. State-of-the-art pollution-control equipment will also reduce carbon-dioxide emissions equivalent to removing 1,000 cars from the road. The facility generates its own electricity for operations that will result in an estimated $2 million in rebates from the L.A. Department of Water and Power.

The replacement CUP will save LAX an estimated $7 million annually in electrical and natural-gas use. State-of-the-art pollution-control equipment also will reduce carbon-dioxide emissions equivalent to removing 1,000 cars from the road. The facility generates its own electricity for operations that will result in an estimated $2 million in rebates from the L.A. Department of Water and Power.

Mile-Long Lightband Highlights ‘New Face of LAX’

Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Board of Airport Commissioners President Sean Burton were joined by officials from the airport and the Special Olympics World Games on the evening of July 20, 2015 to unveil a new energy-efficient lighting scheme and lightband throughout the Central Terminal Area (CTA) of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The new lighting scheme marks completion of Phase II of the $118-million LAX CTA Curbside Appeal and Roadway Improvement Project, which also includes wayfinding and roadway improvements to make the airport more visible, safer, and easier to navigate. Each new pole uses 413 watts, or half the power consumption of the previous 33-year-old, high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights— resulting in brighter and more energy-efficient street lighting.

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