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Link to Decor News Now story (May 24, 2023) | “Before we talk about how we’re going to change the future with green buildings, we need to be able to see it.” That was Ben Stapleton’s big takeaway after months of collaboration with Climate Resolve and the Boyle Heights Art Conservatory on a mural depicting […]
  LOS ANGELES (May 22, 2023)  The U.S. Green Building-Los Angeles Chapter’s (USGBC-LA) Civic Green Building Awards were presented at the 22nd Annual My Green Building Conference and Expo (MyGBCE) on May 18th. The awards recognized 11 exceptional efforts in sustainable buildings within city or county government. They also recognized: a top civic entity, and […]
LINK to ABC7 TV story (April 21, 2023) | Watch coverage of the mural unveiling at the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory, featuring artists from the Mural Workforce Academy, who learned to use non-toxic and smog-eating paint to create this vision of a clean air future for Boyle Heights.
LINK to KCRW DnA story (April 19, 2023) | Interconnected Relations is a bold mural that depicts themes around climate change, clean air and environmental justice — and it reinforces that message by using smog-eating paint! It will be unveiled this Thursday at the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory (BHAC). The mural was created by (BHAC) and […]
This is the second in a series of two blog posts where Clean Power Alliance highlights the impact of local leadership in addressing equity, climate change, and increasing energy resiliency. The first blog focused on local leadership in bringing clean energy to local communities and this blog highlights how local jurisdictions are decarbonizing buildings through […]
Did you know sunlight can provide infinite returns on investment? From providing healthy environments, comfortable illumination level and aesthetic quality to improving occupant productivity and building energy efficiency; below we’ll explore some of the many benefits daylight offers in adaptive reuse architecture projects.  What is adaptive reuse? “Adaptive reuse” (also called building reuse) offers a […]
NEW YORK (March 23, 2023) Los Angeles, California Pilot:  Through 50L Home, Electrolux Group, IKEA, Kohler Co., and Procter & Gamble are joining forces with the U.S. Green Building Council – Los Angeles to implement a demonstration pilot in Los Angeles, California. This unique effort to integrate solutions from different market leaders will demonstrate how […]
Banks play a significant role in financing the climate crisis, but you have options: ethical banks can choose to finance solutions to address the problems we face. How banking contributes to climate catastrophes (or climate solutions) We can transform the systems that finance the systems that cause climate change. According to the Rainforest Action Network’s […]
Extending lives of existing buildings cuts our carbon footprint ——— Many building professionals and professional organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council, have come to believe that building reuse and adaptive reuse are positive steps toward achieving LEED certification for a building.[i] These beliefs are based on numerous studies and ample evidence that reuse, renovation, […]
LINK to Spectrum News 1 TV Segment (March 7, 2023) | The single mom moved to Pacific Landing in October, a new affordable housing development in Santa Monica that is all-electric. None of the 37 units use any natural gas. “I don’t have to worry about carbon monoxide leaks or anything like that, which is beautiful with […]
Through previous blog posts, we’ve learned about activating the circular economy in building construction and operations and how the TRUE waste certification framework  can help facilitate this transition. Here follows Part 2 in my series.  Architecture tells a story, of who we were and who we are.Preservation helps us keep these stories close to our […]
The best approach to chipping away at real estate’s 40% share of global carbon emissions is more uptake of net zero strategies. But what strategies are most effective and, more importantly, how do we get to the elusive Scope 3? At the property scale, net zero Scope 1 encompasses a building’s direct emissions. This may […]

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