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Five Farming Initiatives For Healthy Living in Los Angeles

by , 08/14/11

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Green-Roofed Los Angeles Holocaust Museum by Hagy Belzberg is Buried Underground

by , 08/12/11

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HW8 Prefab Homes Have the Open-Air Feeling of a Loft

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Work Plays, Los Angeles, prefab housing, HW8 Prefabs, recycled materials, Inhabitat Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Sustainable Architecture, Green Architecture, PreFab, PreFab Housing, Sustainable Building, Green Building

Work Plays‘ HW8 homes deliver the notion of loft like design in a prefabulous package. We admit that typical architecture in the Los Angeles area has trended toward open, loft like spaces. However, Prefab homes are generally unable to meet the same airy qualities of constructed homes (especially multi-family), until LA-based Work Plays’ presented their solution. The HW8 Prefab townhouse combines the affordability of a prefab, with the open-air feeling of a loft, all while remaining eco-conscious.

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Belzberg Archiect's Award Winning Concept Eco Hotel Ray

by , 08/10/11
filed under: Architecture

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Stunning Off-Grid iT House Sits Peacefully Within the Tranquil Desert Landscape

by , 08/09/11
filed under: Architecture

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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

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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

Inhabitat LA, Inhabitat Los Angeles, Sustainable Los Angeles, Green Los Angeles, Sustainable Jobs, Green Jobs, Sustainable Economy, Green Economy, California State University, Phillip Romero, Dirty Coal, Green Technology, Sustainable Technology

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
filed under: Architecture

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Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts: LEED Platinum Award Winning Design

Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts: LEED Platinum Award Winning Design

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

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

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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David Hertz Designs Collaborates with LivingHomes

David Hertz Designs Collaborates with LivingHomes

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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TOP 5 AWESOME LOS ANGELES BOTANICAL GARDENS

TOP 5 AWESOME LOS ANGELES BOTANICAL GARDENS

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

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

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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