The city of Los Angeles reportedly has tremendous rooftop solar potential – to tune of 300 MW of capacity – in the form of multi-family apartment buildings.
Affirmed Housing Group recently broke ground on an affordable housing development designed to LEED standards that features an innovative parking structure.
The new home of the Downtown Women’s Center–sold to the non-profit by the City of Los Angeles for a dollar–has taken the LA Conservancy’s Preservation Award.
East Los Angeles College’s new Performing & Fine Arts Complex contains 160,000 square feet dedicated to the arts and a host of green features.
Mayor Villaraigosa announced that LA has met the goal he set when taking office of drawing nearly 20% of its power from renewable sources, thanks in part to the LADPW.
Los Angeles’ Metro reports it has retired the last of its diesel buses, with 100% of its fleet being replaced by clean energy vehicles mostly fueled by natural gas.
A huge solar array at Southern California’s World Cruise Center will feed the grid and allow cruise ships to plug in while berthed, reducing emissions.
Making use of automatic occupancy sensors, energy-efficient lighting, low-flow water fixtures, LA’s Silver Lake Library has won LEED Platinum certification.
It’s got solar panels, radiant heating and cooling, and water reclamation on site–along with seven bedrooms, a gym, spa, home theatre, and even a hair salon.
The Los Angeles water department wants to cover a reservoir with a 5-megawatt solar system. Now all it needs is the $15.3 million the project will cost.