Green construction is defined as both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.
The seven essential components of Green Construction include:
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Water Efficiency
- Environmentally Preferable Building Materials and Specifications
- Waste Reduction
- Toxics Reduction
- Indoor Air Quality
- Smart Growth and Sustainable Development
There are several ongoing 2022 projects with positive and significant environmental impacts:
This mixed-use development spans three city blocks and employs a broad range of professionals to construct shopping, eating, and entertainment venues including a grocery store, a 20-story hotel, and a 39-story apartment building.
The Grand meets LEED-Silver certification or higher for implementing practical and measurable green building strategies. The Grand’s commitment to sustainability includes transit-oriented development and density; outdoor water reduction; optimal energy performance that achieves more than 20% energy savings; green materials selection; indoor environmental quality, as well and provisions for more than 75 EV charging stations.
The West Edge project includes space for retail, dining, and fitness options, in addition to luxury apartments, landscaped terraces, and 200,000 square feet of office space on under half an acre. In the interest of furthering a car-free lifestyle, the West Edge is located next to public transit. The office building is registered to be LEED and WireScore Certified and is pursuing WELL Core & Shell Certification.
WELL Core and Shell Certified projects integrate fundamental WELL Building StandardTM (WELL) features into the base building design and operation.
The Metro Purple Extension
This massive transit project plans to open various sections in 2023, 2025, and 2027. According to LA Metro, this multibillion-dollar project is more complex than anything LA Metro Rail has constructed in its history due to the challenges of dense urban neighborhoods and extreme geological conditions. As one of LA’s busiest areas, the Westside is the region’s second-largest job center. The Metro Purple (D Line) Extension Transit Project, is nearer to connecting busy areas and improving travel for everyone who lives, works, and plays in LA County.
On-site compliance monitoring of construction activities during the day, night, and weekend work hours has taken place continuously throughout construction to monitor noise, work hours, traffic control, pedestrian access, and haul routes. Monitors filed regular daily reports and issued violations to assist contractors in avoiding non-compliance issues. Environmental compliance monitoring has helped to minimize impacts and ensure mitigation measures have been upheld throughout the project’s construction phase.
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