2 LA Colleges, Green Hive Partner for Funding

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and El Camino College have agreed to join The Green Hive, LLC to seek funding for two new Green Hive locations in Southern California.

The pilot location for The Green Hive, an integrated marketplace focused on advancing the green movement toward sustainable design and building practices, will be located at 811 Wilshire Blvd., in Los Angeles and launched in partnership with LACCD. At the site, the public will be able to source and purchase "green" building products and learn about leading processes for building environmentally sustainable residential and commercial buildings.

A South Bay location will be launched in the future in conjunction with El Camino College.

"The downtown Los Angeles location will be a scaled-down version of what we will roll out across the country," said Kris D. Kimble, chief executive officer, The Green Hive. "We're collaborating with academic institutions to meet market demand for reliable, research-based information about 'green' products, services and sources. It will be a real working lab where we can educate and lead by example; teaching sustainable technologies, integrative building practices, conservation, and more."

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