GreenBuild

AJC’s Ira Yellin Leadership Award Honors Mia and Michael Lehrer for Inclusively Greening Los Angeles

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Andy Lipkis

TreePeople President Andy Lipkis links the architectural and civic contributions of Mia and Michael Lehrer to the adaptation and investment challenges Los Angeles must address given our “new abnormal” climate.

CBRE's New SoCal Home Walks the Talk: A Model of Partnership, Place-Making, and Wellness

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Lew Horne

In an age of rapid disruption, innovation, shared spaces, and adaptive reuse, CBRE Inc. is attempting to reshape the vision for commercial real estate with its newly opened Glendale offices.

San Francisco PUC Built State-of-the-Art Sustainable Headquarters

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Harlan Kelly

In building a new headquarters, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission chose to utilize cutting-edge technologies, materials, and construction techniques, resulting in an extraordinarily sustainable structure that provided a new standard for municipal policy. Harlan Kelly, SFPUC General Manager, shares with VX News how “one of the greenest buildings in the nation” came to be and identifies the innovative sustainability solutions it takes advantage of, including water-recycling and energy-saving capabilities. He notes that although the country’s economic downturn facilitated the project’s timely completion, the cost-savings of such a structure nonetheless makes the case for public agencies to invest in these often-expensive technologies.