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LABC Takes Home Global Green’s Environmental Leadership Award

by , 07/12/11
filed under: Energy

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The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) is doing a lot these days to raise awareness and create policy around solar energy, taking advantage of all the sunny days available in Southern California. Their efforts recently earned them Global Green USA’s prestigious California Environmental Leadership Award. “The work of the LA Business Council to help create a more sustainable Los Angeles and greener economy has been so important,” noted Matt Peterson, President, Global Green USA. “We salute the LABC for their efforts to defeat the dirty oil Proposition 23, and for pursuing a vision Global Green has head dear for some time, finally making Los Angeles a solar city.”

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California’s First LEED Certified Children’s Hospital

by , 07/11/11
filed under: Architecture

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Rady Children’s Hospital’s new Acute Care Pavilion is California’s first children’s hospital in California to achieve LEED certification by combining sustainability and evidence-based medicine into its design. The hospital’s architects, Stantec, drew upon research that identifies specific design strategies known to speed healing, enhance patient well-being, reduce staff stress, and minimize incidences of patient falls, medical errors, and infections. Given all the upsides related to patient care and recovery, we’re surprised it has taken so long for the medical industry to catch-on. Hopefully the Rady Children’s Hospital will serve as a model for future healthcare institutions, extending well beyond its San Diego home.

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Little Tokyo Design Week Kicks-Off

by , 07/10/11
filed under: Architecture,Events

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Little Tokyo Design Week (LTDW) kicks off this Thursday by taking a four-day look at the “Future City.” Filled to the brim with a number of workshops, home tours, and curated exhibitions, the festival is designed to celebrate the power and energy of cutting edge design and technology that is now emerging from Japan given its intersection with current trends that are materializing in Los Angeles. Given the full schedule, which may be somewhat overwhelming, we decided to pull our favorites geared towards an audience with a more sustainable point of view.

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The Huntington Botanical Gardens House an Encyclopedic Collection of Desert Plants

by , 07/09/11
filed under: Destinations,Green Space

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Cucamonga Valley Water District's Frontier Project Demonstrates Green Building Best Practices

by , 07/09/11
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Tesla Motors LA Flagship Store is Red Hot & Green

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Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Two For the Price of One!

by , 07/06/11
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Brooks+Scarpa's Alta Lofts Provide Chic Living in an Old Factory

by , 07/06/11
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Lehrer Architects Visualize the Carbon Footprint of an SUV for PARK(ing) Day LA

by , 07/05/11
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Beverly Hill's Retro-Chic, Historically Preserved Avalon Hotel

by , 07/04/11

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The Lebrun House, an Economically Built Sustainable Live/Work Dwelling

by , 07/03/11
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Green Oak Writer's Studio Is the Perfect Small Space For Meditation & Inspiration

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Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a Classic in SoCal Ecology

by , 07/02/11
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Plummer Park Community Center Accommodates Teens and Seniors Alike

by , 07/01/11
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The Best of Dwell on Design 2011, Reporting Straight from LA!

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FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter Unveiled!

FIRST PHOTOS: Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Emergency Shelter…

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in…

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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Crazy Awesome Solar Serpent Structure Proposed For Santa Monica Freeway

Crazy Awesome Solar Serpent Structure Proposed For Santa Monica…

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag's Next Generation Design Competition

Algae Powered Building Retrofit Wins Metropolis Mag's Next Generation…

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at…

Leave it to a city dedicated to its reliance on four-wheeled (primarily) gasoline powered transportation to create a noun for the historic closing of its already infamously slow 405 freeway – CARMEGEDON. Los Angelinos have been prepping for this weekend’s

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