Smart Design Slices Energy Bills
Houzz. Spring 2012. By Cassy Aoyagi: Effective landscaping can produce environmental benefits in each of the green building categories defined by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED ranking system: water efficiency, indoor air quality, materials, atmosphere, sustainability and energy. For simple, beautiful landscaping strategies that save energy and money, read on.
Nature Is a Game Changer
USGBC-LA Collective Impact. April 2018. By Cassy Aoyagi: As green building leaders in Los Angeles, we can increase the health and wellbeing of all LA’s kids, all Angelenos, save families and the city money, all while mitigating climate change, drought and even fire. To do it, we need to start seeing the unseen. Spaces between buildings. (Video)
Tour Like a Pro
5 Tips for a Fantastic First (or Fifteenth) Native […]
Three Bird B&Bs
Want Birdsong? Give Birds These Three California Native Trees. […]
5 native plants that make gardens sing March 9, 2018. […]
The Fun, Flirty Scents of LA
We’d know a California native with our eyes closed. Whether earthy, sweet or fresh and minty… there is just something distinctive about their scent that feels like home.
2 Gardens, 3 Fortunes
We find the tragedy of the commons tragic, in part, because common spaces hold the keys to community wealth building. Two gardens, featured on the 2018 Native Plant Garden Tour, showcase how communities can turn the tragedy of the commons into joy – and fortune. Here, they illustrate three ways to win with money by giving common spaces a little love.
Descanso Updates Center Circle
Expect Evolution in the Oak Woodland and California Native Gardens […]
Build LA’s Resilience
January 15, 2018. By Cassy Aoyagi: We know we can […]