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Tallest Green Wall in Los Angeles to Adorn Oldest LEED Platinum Building in Southern California

by , 02/27/14

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Los Angeles Launches First Bicycle Friendly Business District

by , 02/22/14

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Los Angeles just launched the city’s first Bicycle Friendly Business District (BFBD) in Northeast L.A., and it will serve as a pilot program for a larger citywide initiative in 2015-16. The public-private partnership aimed at bringing more cyclists to commercial corridors will install bike infrastructure including parking (racks and corrals), repair stations, bikeways, signage and maps of the bikeway network.

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The Broad Art Museum Unveils Plans for a New Public Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles

by , 02/13/14

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hood Design just revealed renderings for a landscaped plaza to be built next to The Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles. Designed as a pedestrian friendly space, the 24,000 square foot outdoor plaza marks one of the city’s latest efforts to bring civic life back to the park-starved urban center. The unveiling of the new square was presented alongside news that The Broad’s opening date was pushed back from this fall to 2015.

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High Line Park Designer James Corner Unveils New Tongva Park in Santa Monica

by , 10/22/13

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USC's fluxHome is a Model for Energy Efficient and Low-Cost Housing for SoCal

by , 09/30/13

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Gensler's New LEED Gold-Designed Star Alliance Lounge Opens at LAX

by , 09/27/13

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LA's Solar-Powered Green Greenberg Green House is Topped With a Living Roof

by , 09/24/13

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Will Los Angeles Move Forward with Free, Citywide Wi-Fi Service?

by , 09/06/13
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Los Angeles could become the largest U.S. city to offer its residents free, citywide Wi-Fi service if a motion introduced by City Councilman Bob Blumenfield moves forward. Blumenfield chairs the Innovation, Technology and General Services Committee, and he recently asked the city’s Information Technology Agency to research a free wireless Internet program.

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Los Angeles Completes the World's Largest LED Street Light Retrofit

by , 07/31/13

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According to an article by Justin Gerdes for Forbes, last month the city of Los Angeles completed the world’s largest LED street light retrofit, changing over 141,089 street lights to energy efficient LEDs. Other cities have since followed Los Angeles’ lead in the bulb swap, but the Californian city reigns as the largest, securing itself as a leader in energy efficiency. The city plans to retrofit additional streetlights in subsequent phases.

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LA's New Tom Bradley International Terminal is Inspired by Ocean Waves

by , 07/01/13

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Los Angeles Becomes Largest City in US to Ban Plastic Bags

by , 06/26/13

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Following in the footsteps of San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities around the world, the Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban single-use plastic bags. Plastic bags have a huge environmental cost as they enter landfills, waterways and ultimately the ocean, and campaign groups fought hard for the measure, which received 11-1 votes in favor from the council. The measure will go into effect on January 1st, 2014, and it makes Los Angeles the largest city in the U.S. to ban plastic bags. Not only that, but it means that by the end of 2014, over 30% of California’s population will be covered by laws regulating plastic and paper bags.

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Old Laboratory Renovated Into Caltech's LEED Platinum Resnick Sustainability Institute

by , 06/24/13

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Dwell on Design 2013 Kicks Off this Weekend in Los Angeles

by , 06/18/13

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Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, is set to kick off this Friday at the Los Angeles Convention Center! This annual exhibition features a vast array of green designs ranging from home products to larger eco-pavilions and even prefab homes. This year’s lineup includes more than 2,000 products from more than 400 exhibitors, five full-scale prefab homes – including the next-generation LivingHome C6 – and more than 200 speakers dishing on the latest in modern design. The event runs from June 21-23 and tickets are still available, so register today!

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Hollywood Park Racetrack to Be Redeveloped into an Eco Community

by , 05/22/13

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Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali Unveil Plans for the Motion Picture Academy Museum in LA

by , 04/17/13

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Caltech's Historic Linde + Robinson Lab Renovated into a LEED Platinum Eco Center

Caltech's Historic Linde + Robinson Lab Renovated into a LEED Platinum…

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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Richard Neutra's Mid-Century Hailey Residence is an Exercise in Compact Space Design

Richard Neutra's Mid-Century Hailey Residence is an Exercise in…

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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Hayden Place is a Sustainable Office for the Cuningham Group in Culver City

Hayden Place is a Sustainable Office for the Cuningham Group in Culver…

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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BIG & Small House Maximizes Space with Volume and Daylighting in Los Angeles

BIG & Small House Maximizes Space with Volume and Daylighting in…

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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Los Angeles' First Parklet Opens on York Boulevard in Highland Park

Los Angeles' First Parklet Opens on York Boulevard in Highland Park

When designing the house, the owner’s priority was low maintenance and durability. The two-story house is constructed with an exposed steel seismic-resisting frame and integrally colored concrete masonry. The steel frame is filled in with a pre-finished panel

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