The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo opened Oct. 5 through Oct. 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. The expo welcomed more than 20,000 attendees and 600 international exhibitors.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) certified Golden 1 Center, the new downtown home of the Sacramento Kings on Sept. 22. as LEED Platinum, the highest level of global recognition an environmentally-efficient building or organization can receive.
On Sept. 12, Long Beach City College (LBCC) began renovations to its Science Building D in order to provide more modern facilities for students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.
A new technology from Pasadena-based Edisun Microgrids allows rooftop solar panels to track the sun and could boost electricity production by 30 percent and help accelerate a commercial switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
A hospital replacement project began at Marin General Hospital on July 28. The $535 million revamp will be complete in 2020 and will meet LEED Silver standards.
State law requires that Marin General make its facilities earthquake safe by 2030. Currently, the facilities are outdated as the west wing was finished in 1989, the east wing was finished in 1961 and the central wing was built in 1952.