For the first time, Los Angeles is hosting the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the globe’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, and in advance of the event, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LA chapter has launched a competition to create a Legacy Project. The winning project will be unveiled during the conference, which runs from October 5 to 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The Greenbuild LA Legacy Project will be a gift from USGBC and its LA host chapter to the city of Los Angeles for hosting the expo, and will serve as “a permanent and enduring means of service, education and thanks to the local community,” according to USGBC-LA.
“We are so excited to help guide the Legacy Project for Los Angeles,” co-chairs Coomy Kadribegovic of AECOM and Maya Henderson of Bentley Mills said in a statement. “Both the final project and the Spotlight Ideas provide people from across LA the chance to inspire and be inspired by others, address an important green building issue, and stimulate change, idea by idea.”
USGBC-LA executive director Dominique Hargreaves shares, “The final Legacy Project, in particular, will contribute to greening the local area, while also offering a visual explanation of why a sustainable built environment for all communities is so vital to our existence. The USGBC-LA is committed to transforming LA into a sustainable region through education...innovation and action, and having Greenbuild and this project here will hopefully get a lot of people to take an active interest.”
In addition to the Legacy Project, participants are invited to submit Spotlight Ideas, which are similar to the Legacy Project submissions but which may not yet be feasible. Learn more, and submit a Legacy Project request for proposal or a Spotlight Idea before January 27.