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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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Los Angeles Becomes Largest City in US to Ban Plastic Bags

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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

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Dwell on Design 2013 Kicks Off this Weekend in Los Angeles

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

The new parklet measures 20 feet long by about 6 feet wide, according to The Eastsider, and it cost about $30,000 to assemble. The mini park features redwood decking, some planters that…

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LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale…

The LA River begins in the San Fernando Valley and moves east and then south through LA county. Flooding in the early part of the 19th century led to the river being walled up in a…

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Michael Maltzan's Prefab Star Apartments Are Currently Rising in Downtown LA

Michael Maltzan's Prefab Star Apartments Are Currently Rising in…

Located at 6th Street and Maple Avenue along the border of Skid Row, Star Apartments is a new model for urban development. This is the third project by Michael Maltzan for Skid Row…

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Nation's Second Largest Bike Share Program Coming to Los Angeles This Spring

Nation's Second Largest Bike Share Program Coming to Los Angeles This…

Los Angeles is hoping to rid its reputation of grid-locked traffic by launching the country’s second largest bike share next spring. Come April, Bike Nation will transform the…

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SOM's Shimmering White Cube for the LA Federal Courthouse Wins Award

SOM's Shimmering White Cube for the LA Federal Courthouse Wins Award

The new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse will be designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and it will feature state-of-the-art sustainable design. Announced just this week, the US…

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