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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, […]
I was born here. Raised by rocky beaches, winter deserts, and towering trees. I’ve swam in fields of golden poppies, danced in streams with golden trout, looked down from the top of our tallest mountain to the depths of our driest desert, and choked on the smoke of fires and the exhaust of trucks. I’ve […]
In Hollywood’s films and TV shows, the images presented are often superior to the realities they depict. However in the case of Los Angeles and EVs, the image actually lags behind reality. Despite its international reputation as a sprawling metropolis long associated with automobiles, traffic jams, and endless freeways, Los Angeles has been a standard […]
Link to KCRW (Feb. 20, 2024) | Hear how one family is helping in an experiment around water use: The World Health Organization says each person needs 50 – 100 liters (13 – 26 gallons) of water per day to meet basic needs like drinking, showering, cleaning dishes, and washing clothes. A group called the 50 […]
USGBC-LA Releases 2nd Annual Pilot Flight Manual Featuring New Cohort of 14 Companies Worldwide, Current Pilot Projects LOS ANGELES (September 21, 2023) The Net Zero Accelerator (NZA), a program of the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles (USGBC-LA), is proud to announce that Kit Switch, a member company of the 2023 NZA cohort, was awarded the […]
Extending lives of existing buildings cuts our carbon footprint ——— Many building professionals and professional organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council, have come to believe that building reuse and adaptive reuse are positive steps toward achieving LEED certification for a building.[i] These beliefs are based on numerous studies and ample evidence that reuse, renovation, […]
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 […]
Environmental impacts from the demolition and construction cycle can be mitigated ——— Staggering environmental consequences of demolition and construction debris are leading construction and development firms, as well as government agencies and industry organizations, to advocate for waste reduction and recycling. Total building-related demolition and construction waste in the nation is estimated to be 135.5 […]
Seismic fortification of buildings plays vital role in reducing carbon footprint ——— Combatting climate change is becoming serious business in the U.S. and California with ambitious initiatives designed to curb our dependence on fossil fuels that promote global warming. In September, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law sweeping legislation to accelerate the state’s transition to […]
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.
LEED certified buildings have been helping California meet AB 32 Scoping Plan targets of reducing GHG emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 primarily through energy efficiency improvements of an average of 27% above the reference code.[

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