Phoenix Houses of Los Angeles is Going Green!

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Leaf with Rain Drop - Illustrating Phoenix Houses of Los Angeles Going Green! Photo by Maja TrochimczykHow can a nonprofit agency make the world a better place? With a generous leadership grant from The Ahmanson Foundation, Phoenix House is excited to announce the launch of our Going Green: Environmental Efficiency Upgrades project at our Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles. After performing a professional energy audit, Phoenix House will incorporate new green technologies into our Los Angeles based facility.

For decades, Phoenix House has maintained a great reputation for its substance abuse and mental health services. Now we’re adding “being green” to our list of credentials. Our evidence-based residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment services for teens will be offered in an improved and energy-efficient Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles at Lake View Terrace.  

The improvements and efficiency upgrades include:Girls Play Music in their Bedroom at Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles

  •  a rooftop solar energy system,  
  •  upgraded climate control systems,  
  •  new efficient lighting, and  
  •  water savings measures.

Through these environmentally-friendly energy upgrades, Phoenix House will be able to re-direct hundreds of thousands of dollars each year from skyrocketing utilities prices into our life-changing Phoenix House programs while helping the environment by decreasing our carbon footprint.  In addition, by practicing good environmental stewardship, we also set an example and create teachable moments for the teens in our care at Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles.

The multi-year initiative will be completed by the end of 2015. Program partners include The Ahmanson Foundation, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Willdan Energy Solutions and California Sun Systems.

 

For more information about our substance abuse and mental health treatment programs, or to refer someone in need for admission to our residential or outpatient services for teens with co-occurring disorders at the Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles in Lake View Terrace, please call our Call Center at 1 888 671 9392. We are here to help you find the information and services you need!

 

 

 

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