Cal State LA Activates New Solar Installation

Cal State LA Activates New Solar Installation

Cal State University, Los Angeles further bolstered its reputation as a "green" campus with the installation of a new photovoltaic (PV) system on campus. The 77 panel system was…

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Join Inhabitat at the Women in Green Forum This Week

Join Inhabitat at the Women in Green Forum This Week

Join Inhabitat's Senior Editor, Evelyn Lee, this coming week at the Women in Green Forum, August 30th-31st in Santa Monica at the Sheraton Delfina. Only its in second year, the…

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City of LA Votes to Bring Recycling Programs to Apartment Complexes

City of LA Votes to Bring Recycling Programs to Apartment Complexes

It might surprise you to hear that single-family homes in Los Angeles divert 65% of its garbage from landfills, thanks to the effort of over 450 gas-powered trash and recycling trucks.…

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Hollywood Hills Skyline Residence Uses Local Materials To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Hollywood Hills Skyline Residence Uses Local Materials To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

The 5,800 sq ft house is composed of two buildings - the main house and a guest house, which is separated by a driveway and garage. Like two puzzle pieces pulled apart, the void left…

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LA Investigates Bike Sharing Program

LA Investigates Bike Sharing Program

Inhabitat has reported before about the implementation of large-scale urban bike sharing programs, but it looks like we're one step closer to a bike sharing reality in Los Angeles. As…

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Grab your Paddle for a Trip Down the LA River

Grab your Paddle for a Trip Down the LA River

Hosted over a series of six weekends spanning August and September, each of the two-and-a-half hour river tours will be spearheaded by the non-profit organization, Friends of the Los…

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Chinatown-Cornfields Development is an Incredible Recreational Area for the LA River Master Plan

Chinatown-Cornfields Development is an Incredible Recreational Area for the LA River Master Plan

An ambitious riverfront recreation space, the Chinatown-Cornfields is just one of twenty major opportunity areas identified by the Los Angeles River Master Plan. The proposal for this…

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Architect Patrick Tighe's Nodul(ar) House Uses Plug In

Architect Patrick Tighe's Nodul(ar) House Uses Plug In "Apps"

The design is very much a hybrid of prefabricated building, modular design, and plug-in technology. Rectangular living spaces made from a panelized system of 4x8 foot infill panels…

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Santa Monica to Ban Plastic Bags

Santa Monica to Ban Plastic Bags

Starting next month, the phrase "Paper or Plastic?" will become obsolete in the City of Santa Monica. Spurred by the likes of Heal the Bay and other environmental activist groups, the…

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Local Library is a LEED Platinum Diamond in the Rough

Local Library is a LEED Platinum Diamond in the Rough

The site of the library at the west corner of Silver Lake and Glendale Boulevards was previously occupied by a Chevron Station that was later repurposed as a site of local Halloween…

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