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Energy Saving

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  • Burbank Water and Power facility honored for energy, water efficiency

    Burbank Water and Power was recently honored by the U.S. Green Building Council for its new service center and warehouse building. TheĀ  facility is one of three buildings either built or under construction on the utility’s EcoCampus to be...
  • Burbank Unified awaits final impact of state budget outlook

    Burbank Unified awaits final impact of state budget outlook
    Local school officials are still uncertain about how the state budget — and rosier financial forecasts — will impact Burbank Unified next year. A new funding formula proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown could bring a 5% — or $2.7 billion...
  • Utility rates set to rise in Burbank

    Burbank utility customers are in for another round of bill hikes this July, with electric and water rates slated to jump 1.75% and 4.75%, respectively, officials said. State mandates to increase renewable energy use, which is more costly, are driving...
  • Burbank utility wins national recognition for energy saving programs

    Burbank utility wins national recognition for energy saving programs
    Burbank Water and Power has been nationally recognized for its Green Home House Call program, which provides water-saving and energy-efficient products to roughly 850 Burbank homes a year – for free. The Washington D.C.-based American Council...
  • Big bill for green power

    Big bill for green power
    A state law that requires 20% of the city's average energy sales to come from renewable energy is projected to cost the city $17.8 million this fiscal year, officials reported on Tuesday. The financial burden of complying with the state mandate —...
  • City buys apartment building

    The city has agreed to acquire and rehabilitate a seven-unit apartment building on Catalina Street, and temporarily removing tenants while it does the work. The City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, approved the deal Tuesday after a general...
  • Mailbag: City funds are being misdirected

    The flashing sign says "road construction 5/2-8/27/2010," but we just received notification of what is being constructed with this month's Burbank Water and Power bill. I was hoping to read that some extraordinarily energy-efficient modifications were...
  • Sustainability is group's task

    Burbank may be able to cross a few items off its checklist as it works to become a more sustainable city before the end of the month. The Burbank Sustainability Task Force has the opportunity to weigh in on upcoming City Council agenda items that...
  • Burbank officials suspend solar rebate program

    Burbank officials suspend solar rebate program
    The popularity of the city’s solar rebate program, combined with tax incentives, forced its closure even before the fiscal year began, officials said, meaning property owners will have to wait until next year to apply. John Joyce, who manages the...
  • Solar energy installations heat up

    Spurred on by consumer rebates, Burbank Water and Power has seen a doubling in the number of solar installations in the past two years. There are now 93 solar energy systems in Burbank, compared to 36 in July of last year, and nearly all were funded...
  • Burb's Eye View: Keeping the city ahead of the energy curve

    The U.S. Department of Energy could learn a thing or two from the researchers and power-company employees of Burbank. While the nation’s energy policy slowly, laboriously trudges toward sustainability and cleaner energy practices, Burbank Water and...
  • Burb's Eye View: Mmm...That's good planning

    If you could make any change to Johnny Carson Park, what would it be? Would you add a slide that exits through a giant Ed McMahon head? Would you paint the restroom building a yellow-and-brown checkered plaid pattern, like one of Johnny’s suits from...