Momentum Committee


Objectives:

  • To build and maintain momentum with USGBC-LA members and partners
  • Working with Branches and Committees to increase total membership.
  • Promote the USGBC-LA community via planning pre and post-Greenbuild events that capitalize on the momentum of Greenbuild 2016 and keep our members excited about USGBC-LA
  • Support the other committees in planning and promoting their events
  • Provide a plan of action that will carry beyond Greenbuild.

 

 Co-Chairs:

Verónica Flores, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, GPCP, DBIA, ISSP-SA Director of Sustainability RBB ARCHITECTS INC

 

Marilyn Lampel, LEED AP O+M Principal, Greenformation

Marilyn Lampel, LEED AP O+M
Principal,
Greenformation

 

To achieve our mission we have put the following in place:

1. To build and maintain momentum with USGBC-LA members and partners.

EcoMapLa button—You’re ” GoTo Resource Map” for all things sustainable Los Angeles.

The first real time interactive map of Iconic Los Angeles landmarks, buildings and businesses with pertinent sustainable data.

 Who is the map for?  The sustainable CommunityThe map is a “Guide to all things Sustainable in LA”.   This Sustainable Information Hub provides pertinent sustainable information all on one site. The map is in real time, which means the information is always current.

Our mobile friendly map gives users full Control over Information displayed in an intuitive way with on demand tools and layers to control what they see, including pictures, text, videos, etc.

The map will launch in phases:

Phase one—incorporates information on LA Green Buildings, this includes buildings that are LEED certified (including cert levels), Iconic LA Landmark sites (green or not) and Businesses in the Los Angeles Green Business Certification Program. You simply click on the site or building and get a picture, tons of info about it, as well as, a link to their website if available.

  • The Sustainable Professional can research sites utilizing the drop down feature. You can see all data on a (or select just one level, such as Gold) LEED building. Click on each building and get all the information at your fingertips, the address, an image (where available), Mapping tool to get there, sustainable information about the space or business along with Hyperlinks to more info, such as USGBC or Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG)’s site allowing users access to additional sustainable information, even view the building’s LEED rating scorecard!
  • Tourist visiting our City, can use the map (which showcases our green efforts and helps tell LA’s Sustainable story) to create pre-set self-guided tours to sight see that suit their sustainable interests. They can use the map’s pre-set tours to do self-guided walking tours of Downtown LA showing points of interest and iconic places along with mapping Transportation timelines so they can plan ahead.

Phase II & II (Set to Launch 2017) will expand the map to include Businesses International WELL Building Institute under the WELL building standard.  In time, the map will include restaurants, service businesses, hotels, and real time information on transportation.

Our goal, for using the map, is for people to transition seamlessly into a more sustainable lifestyle by giving them information at their fingertips to easily make more sustainable choices.

Future Phases

  • Will allow for full customization – personalized Tours users can create to plan their trip including transportation stops local eateries, lodging, shopping, etc.
  • Sustainable Professionals can access even more information with the addition of other 3rd party sustainable Certification programs.
  • Commercial Building and Hotels can provide virtual tours of their properties this will allow future tenants an opportunity to get to know the neighborhood.
  • Locals—will be able to map out all the sustainable businesses in their neighborhood and transportation options.

2. Working with Branches and Committees to increase total membership.

Planned a successful May Branch Membership Drive –“Get to know USGBC-LA and your local branch happy hour” with a 10 minute program highlighting USGBC-LA, Branches & Greenbuild.

3. Promote the USGBC-LA community via planning pre and post-Greenbuild events that capitalize on the momentum of Greenbuild 2016 and keep our members excited about USGBC-LA

12th Annual Green Gala-  Host Committee Recognition event, November 10, 2016

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LA Design Festival, Friday, June 24, 2016

Why: LA Design Festival Event – Building Resilience in LA:

Where: La Kretz Campus L.A. Cleantech Incubator

What: Festivities included:

  • Brief Resilience presentations and SCOPE’s Research Director Ms. Laura Muraida
  • Tour of La Kretz and the L.A. Cleantech Incubator
  • Art Exhibit by local artist of Iconic LA Landmarks
  • Networking
  • Food / Drink
  • Fun!

Building Resilience-L.A. is the latest initiative from the US Green Building Council-L.A. for anyone interested in their built environment and creating a resilient community.  We heard about the South Los Angeles case study (SCOPE), and for the Guidelines being prepared – all of which will be presented at Greenbuild International Conf. & Expo.

The event was held at La Kretz Innovation Campus, which is home to many progressive L.A. initiatives, including Building Resilience-L.A.

Marilyn setting up registration

Marilyn setting up registration

Volunteers working registration

Volunteers working registration

MC of the night Ms. Julie DuBrow

MC of the night Ms. Julie DuBrow

Resilience presentations with SCOPE’s Research Director Ms. Laura Muraida

Resilience presentations with SCOPE’s Research Director Ms. Laura Muraida

5-Tour of LaKretz

Tour of the LaKretz Innovative Campus – Group 1

Tour of the LaKretz Innovative Campus – Group 2

Tour of the LaKretz Innovative Campus – Group 2

Hand Crafted Organic libations compliments of GreenBar

Hand Crafted Organic libations compliments of GreenBar

Volunteers hard at work

Volunteers hard at work

Catering by Bo•he•mi•a Food Company

Catering by Bo•he•mi•a Food Company

Festivities in full swing

Festivities in full swing

Featured Artist - Iconic LA Pop Artist Mr. Andre Miripolsky

Featured Artist – Iconic LA Pop Artist Mr. Andre Miripolsky

Featured Artist - Iconic Oil Artist Ms. Bonnie Lambert

Featured Artist – Iconic Oil Artist Ms. Bonnie Lambert

Featured Artist - Iconic LA Photographer Ms. Melissa Richardson Banks

Featured Artist – Iconic LA Photographer Ms. Melissa Richardson Banks

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Featured Artist – Iconic LA Sketch Artist Mr. Charlie Spencer

Guests also got to tour USBC-LA’s BuildSMART (Sustainable Materials and Resources Trailer)

Guests also got to tour USBC-LA’s BuildSMART (Sustainable Materials and Resources Trailer)

Veronica & Marilyn all smiles; event was a great success!

Veronica & Marilyn all smiles; event was a great success!

LA Kayak Clean Up June 4, 2016

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4. Support the other committees in planning and promoting their events

Social media get the work out on every event as we get close to it and during and after the event.

5. Provide a plan of action that will carry beyond Greenbuild.

We are documenting all our effort’s and will provide a procedure Manual for the Momentum committee, shortly after GreenBuild.

Student engagement—working with branches to adopt a few Universities in their area and hold monthly “mixers” at a college campus or local coffee shop.  The Branch (chapter) would provide refreshments and a guest speaker.  Maybe speak about LEED or their career.  This would serve as an avenue to meet the students at each campus.  Also participated in Earth Day events at the various campuses by having a Chapter booth there.  This will provide an entry to the emerging professionals of USGBC-LA.

 

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