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USGBC-LA Hosts GREEN21 Resources


Between 2014-2016, California’s 25th District Senator Carol Liu sponsored the creation of the GREEN21 information portal. These resource pages have been created to help users from her district (parts of Ventura County and northern Los Angeles County) find information that will lead them to more green, sustainable choices for the 21st Century.

At the culmination of her term of office, Senator Liu decided that it would be a shame to lose these resources with the termination of her own website. USGBC/Los Angeles Chapter Executive Director, Dominique Hargreaves offered to host GREEN21 on the chapter’s website, which is where they now reside. The resources have been reformatted and posted by iPLUG Media to the USGBC site.

The contents of GREEN21 now reside under the About Us menu item, because of USGBC website menu formatting considerations. When GreenBuild 2016 completes, the menu item for GreenBuild will be replaced by Resources with a drop down menu for the following markets:

Additional information more central to the Los Angeles Chapter are being added – for instance, information about the Mayor’s pLAn and the Los Angeles Better Building Challenge (LABBC). Recommendations for new public information and links are requested so that they can be considered for inclusion on the site.

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Eco-Map-LA Details L.A. LEED Structures


The U.S. Green Building Council of Greater L.A. has provided an interactive map of LEED certified buildings on their website for free! Produced as a special cartography project by concept3D, this extraordinary map provides the user a feature-rich tool for exploring the green side of Los Angeles’ built environment. You can even follow pre-planned walking tours for viewing significant structures!

Many existing 3D models of important landmarks have been inserted into the map. More importantly, clicking on each pin reveals detailed information about each certified building – its location, green feature summary, and a link to more data about its LEED point scores. It will be fun to watch Los Angeles become more environmentally and energy sustainable, turning other cities “green” with envy!

The explanatory copy from the website:

Introducing EcoMapLA, the go-to resource for all things sustainable in Los Angeles. Conduct Research using the drop-down menus to filter the map for LA’s Green Buildings, Green Businesses, and Iconic City Landmarks. Click on a location for a description (with images), the address (with directions), and links to additional information (including the LEED scorecard), where available. Explore the City with self-guided tours, transportation routes, and visitor information to experience LA’s green efforts and follow our sustainability story.

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