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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, […]
A Hands-On Experience Showcasing Usable Innovations for Residents in Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, and Sustainable Materials Los Angeles, CA (April 30, 2024) The U.S. Green Building Council California (USGBC-CA) has partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to launch the BuildSMART Trailer Tour, bringing experiential education and innovative technologies directly to residents in the City […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Link to Press-Telegram (Dec. 11, 2023) | The Long Beach Container Terminal was recently named “Project of the Year” during the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles’ Sustainable Innovation Awards. The terminal received the top award at the 13th annual awards, which took place in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 7. LBCT received the award for its $2.5 billion […]
Link to ABC7 (Nov. 21, 2023) | “We always like to say, fires don’t cause wildfire burned down homes, it’s embers that do that,” said Ben Stapleton, the executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles, a nonprofit promoting sustainable and resilient buildings through education and community engagement. “It really has to be about communities,” […]
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 […]
A Green Building Corps Mentor Spotlight: Exclusive interview with Nurit Katz (PhD student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of California, Los Angeles, first Chief Sustainability Officer appointed at UCLA and 2023 GBC mentor at US Green Building Council Los Angeles) USGBC-LA Green Building Corps (GBC) mentor Nurit Katz recently connected with 2023 GBC […]
This is the second in a series of two blog posts where Clean Power Alliance highlights the impact of local leadership in addressing equity, climate change, and increasing energy resiliency. The first blog focused on local leadership in bringing clean energy to local communities and this blog highlights how local jurisdictions are decarbonizing buildings through […]
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, […]

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