L.A. Property Owners to Get With the Flow

Local businesses can learn how to reduce runoff and improve energy efficiency

Some of the more innovative installations in the past couple years have appeared in a courtyard in Los Angeles. Materials & Applications (M&A), a landscape and architecture research organization, have played host to a myriad of projects–Maximilian’s Schell, Here There Be Monsters, and the current exhibition, Bubbles–that explore materials, space, building techniques, or interactivity. These experimental and architectural works of art definitely draw the attention of the random passer-by and now M&A’s co-directors, Jenna Didier and Oliver Hess, are hoping to attract the attention of local business and property owners.

This Thursday M&A and the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce Green Committee will co-host a meeting to present Slow it, Spread it, Sink it, an upcoming series of workshops on storm water pollution prevention. The topics to be covered in the three seminars include: green roofs and living walls; water catchment systems; and bioswells.

The Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) contracted M&A to produce this series to teach property owners the simple changes that can be made to reduce the polluted runoff from their properties and how to improve the property’s energy efficiency.

The event is Thursday, January 17, 6:30-8pm at MALO restaurant, 4326 Sunset Blvd. RSVP to Cheryl Revkin 323.665.1281

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