The City of Los Angeles sits on top of an oilfield, and the city is full of closed oil rigs. Over time, these rigs and
Decomposing organic matter deep within landfills emits literal tons of methane gas into the atmosphere each year. Using landfill methane capture programs, up to 90% of gas emissions can be redirected and used for fuel, electricity, or industrial applications.
We often think of the foundation of a building as being absolutely solid. While this is the ultimate goal, it is not often true. Buildings can sometimes be faced with a phenomenon known as vapor intrusion. Contaminated groundwater or soil can emit dangerous gasses that find their way up and into structures.
An important factor to consider when building in Los Angeles is the presence of the natural gas methane in the soil.