Green Building

Innovative Design in the Post-Carbon City:
a Conversation with Eric Corey Freed & Thom Mayne

Beach=Culture at the Beach House
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402


Eric Corey Freed is Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in California, with over 20 years of experience in helping architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country.

Thom Mayne founded Morphosis as a collective architectural practice engaged in cross-disciplinary research and design. As Design Director and thought leader of Morphosis, Mayne provides overall vision and project leadership to the firm.

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LEED Platinum on Pico: New Low Income Housing Project


Green Building Innovations on Display at 2602 Broadway


The City of Santa Monica has a commitment to protecting the environment, improving quality of life, and promoting sustainability. In order to fulfill this commitment, the City has established performance standards the new construction projects must meet.  Beyond these requirements, the City also provides information about best practices to reduce environmental impacts associated with buildings. Click on the "Guidelines for Design" link at the upper left for more information.  From the dropdown menu, you can select different areas related to building design and construction.  Within each of those areas, you can access several pages of information about how to build green.  The Introduction to the Guidelines contains background information on Santa Monica’s Green Building Program, as well as explanations of the green building design process.

For more information, or for a more detailed review of your building project, please contact the Green Building office using the contact info at the left.

Real-Time Solar in Santa Monica

Solar systems that have an online-monitoring feature offer the ability to view real-time data on how much energy is being produced at different times of day.
Santa Monica's new Big Blue Bus facility is a prime example.
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Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
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