Category Archives: Building

Are You Up for the Better Buildings Challenge?

By Roy L Hales

The Department of Energy has just released a new infogram about energy waste in the US. It traces conservation efforts back to the Better Building challenge that President Obama launched in 2011. 50% of America’s energy is wrapped up in it’s buildings. The DOE asks, “Are you up for the Better Buildings Challenge?”
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The Elysian: An Iconic LA Apartment with free EV Charging

By Roy L. Hales

William Periera’s work has been described by adjectives like “stark,” “heavyset,” “functional” and “grandiose.” He completed over 400 projects, was one of the three architects that appeared on the cover of Time magazine and in the process also picked up an Academy Award, for Special effects on the 1941 action film “Reap the Wind.” Pereira’s work is said to have an unmistakable flair and he is recognized as one of the defining architects of the mid twentieth century. He designed the Metropolitan Water District complex in 1961 and the office tower has recently been transformed into a 96-unit apartment building renamed “the Elysian.”
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Synergy’s Commitment to Excellence brings Gold in Dallas

By Roy L Hales

For the second consecutive year, Synergy’s Commitment to Excellence brings Gold in Dallas. The corporate housing firm was awarded three Gold Supplier Excellence Awards at the Cartus Global Network Conference  recently held in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading Synergy’s Commitment to Excellence brings Gold in Dallas

Underground Elephant’s Latest Community Project: Affordable Housing for Veterans

By Roy L Hales

Underground Elephant’s most recent community project was in Lakeside, where it teamed up with San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) to build 4 townhomes “for affordable homeownership by disabled veterans and their families.” “Our employees are committed to giving back, and are dedicated to volunteering our time to great organizations such as Habitat for Humanity,” said Taylor Butler, Director of Human Resources. Continue reading Underground Elephant’s Latest Community Project: Affordable Housing for Veterans

Irvine Platinum, Gold & Silver In San Diego

By Roy L Hales

One of America’s leading business property owners, the Irvine Company, just became California’s largest provider of LEED-Certified Office Workspaces. Seventeen of these buildings are in San Diego.
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