BWP transformed a substation ruin into usable open space and transformed a utility tunnel into a phyto-extraction canal.

BWP implements its sustainability policies and programs using a comprehensive suite of leading-edge technologies and practices.

EcoCampus Project

A variety of innovative technologies and practices were incorporated in the EcoCampus, including: 

  • Green Street
  • Centennial Courtyard
  • Renovation of the Historic Administration Building & Green Roofs
  • Architecturally Integrated Solar Carport
  • First LEED Platinum Warehouse in Southern California
  • Landscaping at Olive/Magnolia/Flood Channel
  • Art in Public Places

Recycled Water System

BWP is rapidly expanding its recycled water system as outlined in the Recycled Water Master Plan. When completed in the year 2013, the system will dispense more than one billion gallons of recycled water every year. Currently the system distributes over 660 million gallons of water annually. Recycled water is former wastewater, or sewage, that has been treated to remove solids and most impurities. In the City of Burbank, recycled water is highly treated and approved for all uses except human consumption. It is primarily used for landscape irrigation, but is also used for industrial or commercial cooling, and decorative fountains and water features. Multi-family residences and commercial customers that lie directly in the vicinity of the recycled water main and have a considerable amount of landscape will be targeted for the use of recycled water. Single family homes are excluded from the use of recycled water. Learn more about the Recycled Water System Expansion Construction Phases Summary.

Smart Meters

For its Smart Grid Program, BWP selected single radio smart meters that only communicate with the utility to provide consumption information for efficient billing. This decision was based on three guiding principles: a one radio system minimizes the cost of the program; using th