Building Performance Peer Learning Collaborative and Resource Hub


“Journey for a Sustainable Future Begins with our Buildings”

A Peer Learning Collaborative and Resource Hub Focused on Building Performance and Decarbonization

 

California has passed a policy to ensure plans for Building Performance Standards are in place by 2030 statewide, yet many of our communities can hardly afford to wait that long. To provide the support needed to help move the market forward we’ve launched a Peer Learning Collaborative and are developing a Building Performance Resource Hub—a dynamic platform designed to empower intraregional communities, professionals, and policymakers across California to embrace the transition to lower carbon, high-performance buildings. 

Working alongside the LA Regional Collaborative (LARC), the objective of the Building Performance Peer Learning Collaborative and Resource Hub is to facilitate an ecosystem where jurisdictions share ideas and synergize so the path to building decarbonization can be streamlined and accelerated. Curated, bi-monthly peer learning exchanges will focus on the strategies that resolve the challenges related to building standards and decarbonization policies, with a focus on equitable outcomes and overcoming the barriers to implementation. These gatherings will feature input from local, regional, and national leaders including community-based organizations and thought leaders. 

The ultimate goal is to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive regional Building Performance Resource Hub that features curated resources on Building Performance Standards, technical and financial support, and decarbonization policies. Evolving over time, the Hub will emphasize community engagement, facilitate collaboration and training, and feature a “Help Desk” staffed by experts to support local governments, architects, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders in policy implementation. 


  • A wealth of resources articulated to guide your jurisdiction through every step of the decarbonization journey.
  • Best practice guides, case studies, policy analysis, and technical insight that equips your jurisdiction with the knowledge and tools to drive meaningful change.

  • The hub serves as a nexus for stakeholders to connect, share ideas, and amplify impact.
  • By fostering a vibrant community of changemakers, we can accelerate progress towards our shared sustainability goals.

  • Innovation is critical to accomplishing building decarbonization goals.
  • From emerging technologies to groundbreaking initiatives, the Hub showcases cutting-edge solutions shaping the future of sustainable construction.
  • Get direct access to piloting technologies from our Net Zero Accelerator.

  • Equity and inclusion is a core commitment of the Hub. 
  • Learn about the effective strategies and equitable solutions that help make decarbonization accessible to all communities, regardless of background and socioeconomic status.

  • Contractor Training, Resources, and Tools
  • Embodied Carbon Fundamentals
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Development
  • Professionals Directory

Whether you’re a policymaker crafting regulation, a building professional seeking guidance, or a community advocate championing change, we believe that the Building Performance Resource Hub can be your gateway to a greener tomorrow. Join the Peer Learning Collaborative in building a more sustainable California—one building at a time. Together, we can create a future where buildings not only shelter us but also nourish the planet we call home.

We are looking for feedback to accentuate the impact of the resource hub. Please tell us about your jurisdiction via our Building Performance Peer Learning Collaborative and Resource Hub Survey!

 

We are also actively seeking sub-group members and sub-group Co-leads to participate in our Peer Learning Collaborative.

Sub-group membership consists of individuals and/or individuals representing organizations that work in one of the sub-group categories: Technical, Policy, Workforce, Finance, or Community. The roles of the sub-groups are:

  • Participate in sub-group meetings, 
  • Offer feedback, and share/gather information with/from their constituents, 
  • Support the identification of goals, strategies, and implementable actions, 
  • Attend bi-monthly sub-group meetings and bi-monthly Regional Peer Learning Collaborative Series meetings.

Sub-group Co-leads are individuals that possess an industry recognized level of expertise in one of the sub-group categories: Technical, Policy, Workforce, Finance, or Community

The roles of the sub-group co-leads are:

  • Work with the Planning Team to facilitate sub-group meetings and report back to the general membership at bi-monthly Regional Peer Learning Collaborative Series meetings
  • Facilitate the identification of goals, strategies, and implementable actions
  • Attend bi-monthly Planning Team meetings, lead bi-monthly Sub-group meetings, and attend bi-monthly Regional Peer Learning Collaborative Series meetings

 

Nominate experienced professionals to join the Peer Learning Collaborative, or become a sub-group member or Co-ead

 

Contact us

For more information on how to collaborate please contact Robert Zardeneta, Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives.


Regional Peer Learning and Collaboration Series Meetings

The inaugural meeting occurred on March 21, 2024.

  • May 30, 2024
  • November 21, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • January 30, 2025
  • September 26, 2024
  • March 20, 2025

 

Sub-Group Meetings

  • August 29, 2024
  • February 20, 2025
  • June 27, 2024
  • December 19, 2024
  • October 24, 2024

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