Maria Sison-Roces, Manager of Corporate Sustainability Programs; Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Maria Sison-Roces serves as Manager of Corporate Sustainability Programs at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal utility in the USA. Maria oversees programs that help LADWP facilities save energy and water, reduce waste, and use more environmentally preferable products. She manages LADWP’s compliance with LA’s Ordinances on existing building energy and water efficiency, environmentally preferably purchasing, and zero waste. In 2016, Maria led cross functional efforts to achieve LEED Gold for LADWP’s headquarters, the John Ferraro Building, which in 2019 became the first building in California to achieve LEED Zero Energy. Maria leads the LADWP Green Team and is responsible for voluntary reporting activities to Carbon Disclosure Project and The Climate Registry. She also serves as co-chair of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Strategic Sustainability Science utility collaborative.