Anyone looking for ideas or inspiration on sustainability can head to the Arts District. That’s because the Department of Water and Power has begun giving Angelenos a look inside its efforts to promote eco-friendly business and technology. Last week, the DWP announced that it is launching individual and group tours of the LaKretz Innovation Campus. The building at 525 S. Hewitt St. houses the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, with prototyping labs and a number of young eco-oriented businesses (the edifice also boasts a LEED Platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council).
The free tours focus on the building’s sustainable elements, with interactive features and art exhibits. There is a 60-minute tour for individuals every Friday at noon, while groups of 5-25 people can take a 75-minute tour on Monday at 3 p.m., Wednesday at 10 a.m. and the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (holidays excluded).
Reservations are required and tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. More information is at ladwp.com/lakretz.