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The first LEED(r) v2 Platinum building in the U.S. is off-the-grid, treating its own wastewater and making its own electricity, despite being just ten minutes from downtown Los Angeles. More than half of its building materials were locally manufactured, and nearly all of its construction debris was reused or recycled. Perhaps best of all, over 50,000 children live within two miles of this educational center.
The second LEED v2 Platinum building in the U.S. is a gut renovation of an office building in downtown Santa Monica. Daylighting and natural ventilation enhance the occupant experience while keeping energy use low. Water use is also minimized by low-flow fixtures and a graywater reuse system. The 3-story facility contains offices for NRDC as well as educational and green-retail storefronts.
Green Building News
The first stage of the ban, expected to take effect this year, includes asphalt paving, brick, concrete, metal, and wood. The proposed inclusion of CCA-treated wood is generating controversy.
No news is good news, probably. EBN checks in with the preservative-treated wood industry about the phaseout, and discusses alternative technologies.
Do products with high recycled content have high levels of indoor air emissions? The State of California wanted to find out. EBN takes a look at the test results.
The Bush Administration tried to lower efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners. Challenged in court, the plan lost.
Product News & Reviews
The agency that provides design and construction oversight for California's schools and colleges has determined that water-free urinals meet the state's codes.
Incorporating tiny ballasts in standard screw bases, these compact fluorescents break the size barrier.
Volume 13, Number 2