decarbonization

If concrete were a country, it would be the third highest in climate emissions globally — that’s how pervasive concrete is as a source of carbon emissions. Large amounts of carbon are emitted in the breaking up of limestone to make cement (a process known as calcination) and the heating up of cement kilns to […]
Event features Keynoters energy policy expert (DOE, OPR) Kate Gordon, author Obi Kaufmann; 16 Sessions, 30 Table Talks, Collective Impact Case Studies, and 90+ Exhibitors and Community Partners Los Angeles, CA (May 9, 2024) The U.S. Green Building Council California (USGBC California or USGBC-CA) is excited to announce its 23rd annual California Green Building Conference, […]
Link to Ten Across Conversations (April 19, 2024) | Listen in as Ten Across founder Duke Reiter and USGBC-California Executive Director Ben Stapleton discuss solutions for decarbonizing the built environment, ideals for the future of city health and design, and how California is currently leading the way in many U.S. climate efforts. (Listen to full […]
LINK to Spectrum News 1 TV Segment (March 7, 2023) | The single mom moved to Pacific Landing in October, a new affordable housing development in Santa Monica that is all-electric. None of the 37 units use any natural gas. “I don’t have to worry about carbon monoxide leaks or anything like that, which is beautiful with […]
12th Annual Sustainable Innovation Awards to be Announced at U.S. Green Building Council-L.A. Green Gala Tonight, with Two Projects of the Year Recognized Community Leaders include The Walt Disney Company, L.A. City Councilmember Nithya Raman, Stand LA, Climate Resolve Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2022) – Tonight at its 18th Annual Green Gala, the U.S. […]
LINK to Spectrum News 1 TV Segment (Sept. 22, 2022) | The U.S. Green Building Council helps certify buildings that promote energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. The Los Angeles chapter is working to cut carbon emissions in buildings and work toward an equitable, sustainable future for all Angelenos in the places we live, work, learn, and play in.
Part One in a Series: It was a Saturday afternoon, with the sun shining and a light ocean breeze, as I pulled up to a cute little house sitting atop a grassy hill.

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