Today marks the final day of the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held this year in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Thousands of eco-conscious architects, engineers, builders, and manufacturers descended upon the city for educational seminars, networking, product research, and the reaffirmation that the AEC industry has a critical role in achieving a sustainable future. This also marks the last conference during which U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) founding chair Rick Fedrizzi reigns as CEO; in his Greenbuild journal, he writes that he is most proud that "this organization I helped create has come to be as diverse, all-welcoming and all-encompassing as any organization on the face of this planet." Other moments from Greenbuild: the celebration of USGBC's Leadership Awards, and the launch of "arc," a new technology organization to help buildings measure performance, which will be headed by outgoing chief product officer Scot Horst. Also Aloe Blacc headlined the Greenbuild Celebration. [USGBC Press]

ICYMI: On Wednesday at Greenbuild, in Los Angeles, the AIA announced that ARCOM, a Salt Lake City-based company that licenses its MasterSpec product in its digital specification tools for the AEC industries, will be bought by San Francisco private equity firm Alpine Investors. [ARCHITECT]

An article in Scientific Reports says that scientists are reconsidering the effects of metal deformation. [United Press International]

Researchers at the University of Cambridge's Engineering Design Centre have designed an Inclusive Design Kit made up of gloves and glasses that inhibit the sight and physical abilities of designers to help them understand the issues some of their clients may face. [Core 77]

ICYMI: According to the "AIA 2030 Commitment 2015 Progress Report," architecture firms are well behind of meeting the penultimate goals of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. But it's not all bad news. [ARCHITECT]

The cost for solar power has dropped nearly 25 percent in the past five months, according to unusually low solar bids of $0.46/W for 500MW in China. [Futurism]

Software design company Sefaira and Architecture 2030 announced a new feature called Design Guidance through which designers using the 2030 Palette (a web-based design resource) can learn about passive design strategies that could improve the performance of their projects. [Architecture 2030]