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In order to deepen my knowledge to speak about green homes in a more compelling, yet not preachy manner, I started a podcast, Home Green Homes.­
Projects now require an understanding of current and emerging technologies, processes, and improved coordination across disciplines.
For Immediate Release Media Contact: Julie Du Brow, 310-922-1301 Julie@dubroworks.com US Green Building Council-L.A.Announces Green Affordable Housing Program, Tackling LA’s Most Challenging Buildings Multi-family Housing Properties in East SFV can Apply for Program Now Los Angeles, CA (March 2, 2021) The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles (USGBC-LA) has launched the Green Affordable Housing Program (GAHP), […]
Extensive research has been conducted on costs, savings, and performance regarding LEED buildings—overall showcasing that LEED properties save energy and water and therefore decrease overall operating costs.
LEED certified buildings have been helping California meet AB 32 Scoping Plan targets of reducing GHG emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 primarily through energy efficiency improvements of an average of 27% above the reference code.[
Will this new legislation make it easier or harder for me and my sister to recycle? We’ll see. The first step is telling people that expectations are changing and we may soon need many more recycling centers – and attendants to run them.
The Trust Building’s renovation preserved a historical building while holding the embodied carbon, giving it a second life.

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