When car-buyers stop by Hawthorne, California’s LAcarGUY-owned dealership, they are greeted with a uniquely “green” welcome. The Pacific Subaru showroom features a living wall system, home to more than 120 plants.
Unfortunately, it appears to be déjà vu all over again when it comes to water-related building failures. As new buildings are being constructed, the same design and construction deficiencies of the past are being repeated, leading to potentially catastrophic mold and moisture problems.
As K−12 school budgets dwindle and energy costs rise, fewer resources are dedicated to school operations and maintenance. As a result, the health and performance of these buildings (and the students and staff inside) suffer.
An abandoned sugar factory can be dangerous—structurally unsound and riddled with asbestos. Amalgamated Sugar made the commitment to abate and demolish a site that included 11 smaller buildings and a mill.