IN THE NEWS: L.A.’s Past Could Hold a Key to Adapting to our Extremely Hot Future

Link to L.A. Times story (July 28, 2023) | This summer has brought brutally hot temperatures to Southern California and many other parts of the country. As climate change brings more extreme temperatures, the future could be even hotter. But it’s worth noting that turning up the air conditioning isn’t the only way to stay cool. …I talked to Ben Stapleton, executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council of Los Angeles, who told me that the city needs to be doing more to educate developers. LEED certification is widely used as a green building rating system for energy efficiency and rewards developers for reducing carbon footprint. There is no direct reward for passive cooling, he said, but reducing air condition reliance at all could help. (Read full article)

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