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Manhattan Beach Mixed Use Project Boasts Green Roof Big Enough For Lawn Sports

by , 08/08/11
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MPG Car Rental Provides Los Angeles with Green, Environmentally Friendly Rental Cars

by , 08/07/11
filed under: Transportation

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In an economy where the prices at the pump continue to rise, MPG Car Rental hopes to differentiate themselves from the competition by providing an all hybrid fleet of vehicles and by offering a special MPG Test Drive, encouraging more consumers to buy green autos. What does that mean exactly? Through a partnership with local dealers, the MPG Test Drive will allow would-be buyers an opportunity to literally take the make and model of their potential car for an extended test drive (up to four days) for free, if they end-up purchasing the car of a similar make and model as the one they rented. Worst case scenario? Renters decide not to purchase the car and have to pay for the rental, but hopefully the experience will allow people to make a more educated decision about buying a hybrid.

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Trendy Standard Hotel in Downtown LA Converted From Historical Landmark, Superior Oil Building

by , 08/06/11

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David Hertz's Panel House Made With Prefab Industrial Refrigeration Walls

by , 08/05/11

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Ray Kappe-Designed Santa Monica LivingHomes Was Installed In An Amazing 8 Hours

by , 08/04/11
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Herman Miller Showroom First to Earn LEED Platinum-CI

by , 08/03/11
filed under: Architecture,Interiors

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Herman Miller’s Los Angeles Showroom is the first to earn LEED CI Platinum in Los Angeles, and was only the 47th LEED CI Platinum project worldwide at its completion. The interior renovation to a former 1956 warehouse required special consideration by architecture and firm TVS Design to earn such high sustainable honors. More than 20 percent of all the building materials used in the project were manufactured within 500 miles of the site, and more than 85 percent of all construction waste was recycled and diverted away from the Landfill. Lead architect, Steve Clem, identifies the building’s energy performance as a key factor in earning a Platinum certification. In addition, the project also earned LEED EB Gold for all the structural, mechanical and exterior work done by Lynch Eisinger Design.

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Stunning Vasquez Rocks Nature & Interpretive Center Built On the Pacific Crest Trail

by , 08/02/11
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The LeBrun House uses Economic Materials to Create a Sustainable Home

by , 08/01/11
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Want a Green Job? Come to Los Angeles

by , 07/31/11
filed under: Energy,News,Technology

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Los Angeles boasts more green jobs than any other region in the nation, including the Bay Area, leaving San Franciscans a bit green with envy. According to a report released this month, the green job sector in Los Angeles has grown at a rate that is three times higher than the rest of the region’s economy over the last 15 years. In numbers that means green jobs accounted for about `78,000 of roughly 4.5 million employed in the LA Region, or about 3.9 percent of total employment. While the number may seem small, its growth over the past few years should make regional economic development professionals take notice.

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Sustainable Inspiration Found at the Scripps Oceanfront Conference Center

by , 07/30/11
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Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts: LEED Platinum Award Winning Design

by , 07/29/11
filed under: Architecture

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The Cherokee Lofts is a triple diamond in the rough, an urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate housing project. One of the key factors of the award winning LEED Platinum design is the ever changing movement of its streetscape elevation. The changing façade was inspired by a series of paintings by British artist Patrick Hughes titled, Perceptivity, whose paintings appear to be physically moving and continually shifting while being viewed. The individual owners of each unit are given the freedom for occupants to adjust, at will, the operable screens of the building façade, altering the way light fills the interior of their home.

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Green-Roofed Art Center College of Design's South Campus Connects With Downtown Pasadena

by , 07/28/11

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David Hertz Designs Collaborates with LivingHomes

by , 07/27/11
filed under: Architecture

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One of Inhabitat Local’s favorite architects, David Hertz, has been working in partnership with LivingHomes to deliver his DH1 line. The sleek two-story design features mechanical connections between the varied prefabricated modules, and comes together as a kit of parts, or plug and play pieces, that make it easy to expand and adapt to a homeowner’s changing needs. Not necessarily the most modest size house, plans start at 2,200 sf and go up to 2,600 sf. The L-shape of the home embraces a semi-private courtyard and features raised ceilings throughout.

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TOP 5 AWESOME LOS ANGELES BOTANICAL GARDENS

by , 07/27/11
filed under: Destinations,Green Space

UCLA, Botanical Gardens, UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden,California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles, The Huntington, Arboretum, TreesThe end of summer is near and there are plenty of outdoor attractions still left to see! Squeeze in a last minute SoCal vacation and check out the natural beauty of the area’s unique climate. Whether you’re an aspiring botanist or just looking to take a leisurely stroll in breathtaking surroundings, we know five botanical gardens that are not to be missed.

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XTEN's Bel Air Residence Mimics the Hillside Its Perched On

by , 07/25/11
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Three Rivers Prefab itHouse is a Modern and Efficient Upgrade to Camping

Three Rivers Prefab itHouse is a Modern and Efficient Upgrade to…

The RK1 design is a 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths, but can also be configured to have 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Coming in at 2,560 sq ft, the modern urban infill home packs in a lot of details in a modestly sized space. Energy and water efficient strategies

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Water and Life Museums Celebrates The Importance Of Water In Southern California

Water and Life Museums Celebrates The Importance Of Water In Southern…

The RK1 design is a 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths, but can also be configured to have 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Coming in at 2,560 sq ft, the modern urban infill home packs in a lot of details in a modestly sized space. Energy and water efficient strategies

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LA's Amazing Jovanovic Residence Keeps its Cool With a Perforated Facade

LA's Amazing Jovanovic Residence Keeps its Cool With a Perforated…

The RK1 design is a 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths, but can also be configured to have 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Coming in at 2,560 sq ft, the modern urban infill home packs in a lot of details in a modestly sized space. Energy and water efficient strategies

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Dramatic Views of LA Seen from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

Dramatic Views of LA Seen from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

The RK1 design is a 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths, but can also be configured to have 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Coming in at 2,560 sq ft, the modern urban infill home packs in a lot of details in a modestly sized space. Energy and water efficient strategies

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Make Your Next Home Eco + Vine at the W Hollywood Residences

Make Your Next Home Eco + Vine at the W Hollywood Residences

The RK1 design is a 4 bedroom home with 2.5 baths, but can also be configured to have 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Coming in at 2,560 sq ft, the modern urban infill home packs in a lot of details in a modestly sized space. Energy and water efficient strategies

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