INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green

December 30, 2011 by  
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Gensler has more than 3,000 professionals in 41 locations around the world, and together they have managed to make quite an impact with  sustainable architecture . Granted, not every architecture firm has access to their level of resources, or their repeat clientele, but we decided to dig a little deeper to see if the sustainable trend is just an outward appearance of the firm’s design, or if the philosophy is carried throughout their office’s culture. We recently spoke to Gensler’s Irwin Miller to learn more about the firm’s stance on sustainable architecture, and why they feel it is so important to be involved with green business conferences like  Opportunity Green . Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Irwin Miller on Sustainable Architecture and Opportunity Green Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Architecture , Gensler , green architecture , Green Building , green conference , green design , inhabitat , Inhabitat LA , Inhabitat Los Angeles , Irwin Miller , Opportunity Green , Sustainable Building , Sustainable Conference , sustainable design

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JetBlue’s $4 Flights Take Off in Los Angeles & Take Down the Environment

July 14, 2011 by  
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This Saturday JetBlue is offering $4 flights between the Burbank and Long Beach airports in an effort to help residents avoid the inevitable Carmegedon that will occur with the closing of a 10-mile stretch of the city’s infamously slow 405 freeway. We thought it was a joke when we first saw mention of the promotion, but the joke’s on the environment because they have already sold out their four scheduled flights for that day. The puddle-jumping flights will end up consuming tons of fuel to travel a minute distance that could easily be reached by more fuel-efficient vehicles – the shortest route between the two airports doesn’t even involve the 405! Read the rest of JetBlue’s $4 Flights Take Off in Los Angeles & Take Down the Environment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carmegedon , Inhabitat LA , Inhabitat Los Angeles , JetBlue , sustainable transportation , sustainable travel , TerraPass

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Estria Foundation Address the Water Crisis With 10 Murals in 10 Cities

March 31, 2011 by  
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The Estria Foundation recently unveiled the first of ten murals in their “ Water Writes ” campaign, which focuses on expressing the perspectives of communities that are highly affected by water issues. The initiative is aimed at educating and empowering communities to express their voice visually through public art, and it will travel to ten cities around the world in 10 months to create original murals.

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe for a Spin

March 2, 2011 by  
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Inhabitat recently had the opportunity to test drive the new 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Coupe in all three of its modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. A Prius driver myself, I have to admit there are times when I miss the pep of a sportier model while running errands around Los Angeles.

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Proto Homes’ Sunlight Residence Signals a New Dawn for Sustainable Modern Homes

February 25, 2011 by  
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The Red Box: A Sustainable Addition Gives an LA Home Breathtaking New Views

January 21, 2011 by  
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This sustainably built home addition, lovingly called the Red Box, gives its residents new, sweeping views of Los Angeles including a direct line of sight to the famous Griffith Observatory. Designed by Jeremy Levine , the project utilizes passive and active sustainable features throughout, while flooding the interior spaces with an ample dose of daylight and cutting back on overall electricity consumption. In addition, the mobile sunscreens on the box’s façade control the amount of light and heat gain within the house while allowing for extra privacy as needed

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Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

November 18, 2010 by  
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How Paying Your Employees to Volunteer Can Reap You Rewards

November 18, 2010 by  
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When you think about what kinds of things attract great employees to your company, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package are probably the first thing that come to mind. But did you know that a 2006 survey of 1,800 13-to-25-year-olds found that 79 percent want to work for a company that cares about how it affects or contributes to society? ( Wall Street Journal ) Many smart businesses are recognizing their workers’ desire to volunteer , and are even paying them while they take time off to do so

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Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show!

November 18, 2010 by  
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We’ve covered the Chevy Volt extensively over the past few years, and we are now excited to announce that the EV has just claimed the title of Green Car of the Year at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show ! In a year filled with new market releases and incredible concepts, the already popular Volt has risen above the competition to become the first electric vehicle to ever claim this prize. Read the rest of Chevy Volt Crowned 2011 Green Car of the Year at LA Auto Show! http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevy volt , electric car , electric vehicle , ev , GM , green car of the year , green design , green journal , hybrid , LA Auto Show , Nissan Leaf , phev

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Zenergy (Zero Energy) House Debuts in Los Angeles

April 26, 2010 by  
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The Zenergy House is a 1950’s remodel that delivers high on sustainability and low on energy use — net zero to be exact — thanks to the use of super-efficient green building strategies and solar panels on the roof. Built as a prototype to showcase the sustainable potential of an existing home, the 2,450 square-foot house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms opened its doors to the public for the first time earlier this month, and Inhabitat was on the scene to check it out

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