Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Whenever there is a simplification of bureaucracy, one just has to celebrate!

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 03 Dec 2012, KCET

Images courtesy of Greywater Corps
No matter how good our intentions, sometimes the bureacratic hassle of implementing more environmentally friendly systems eventually discourages homeowners from doing the more conscientious thing. The City of Los Angeles is hoping to help with that.

Los Angeles has recently published a revised permitting process for simple residential graywater systems. Instead of an intimidating, time-consuming process that could take months of back and forth, Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) Green Building Chief Osama Younan says the permit could be approved in minutes. [read more]


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