LAT Covers Green Building at Universities
Here’s another trend-skimming piece for you: this Los Angeles Times article highlights more than a dozen schools building green. If you already know a lot about LEED, geothermal and recycled countertops, you won’t find anything revolutionary here. However, it’s worth a quick read for the mentions of triple bottom line (for people, planet and profit, as put by LPA, Inc. designer
Glenn Carels) and the photos of East Los Angeles College’s new solar installation, which provides 1.9 million kilowatts to the campus annually.
Also note the observed effects of building green on student enrollment: "At Mills College in Oakland, the new Natural Sciences building is 90%
more energy-efficient than most Bay Area laboratories. After
prospective students received letters and tours highlighting the
building, applications noting interest in environment and science
studies spiked, said Giulietta Aquino, dean of undergraduate admissions."