Inland Empire Branch



The Inland Empire Branch of the USGBC Los Angeles Chapter (IE Branch) is committed to transforming our built environment because where you live, labor and learn matters.  Formerly its own Chapter, the IE Branch partnered with the LA Chapter beginning in January 2016 to strengthen the Inland Empire’s standing in the state and nation.  Covering San Bernardino and Riverside Counties with a collective population of over 4.3 million people and over 1.3 million households, the IE Branch represents one of the largest region’s in California—and one of the fastest growing.  Implementing green building practices is crucial to the IE’s future environmental sustainability, economic success, and quality of life. A unique focus of the IE Branch is on the positive impacts that green building can have on public health.


Inland Empire Branch Leaders:

Jennifer Ward, Chair- Western Riverside Council of Goverments

Eera Babtiwale, Vice Chair- HMC Architects

Jon Wollam   RC Construction

Rick Fochtman    Bernards Construction

Luis D’Carpio – The Wonderful Company

Taylor York – Kearns & West Associates

Andrew Markis – Riverside Public Utilities

Deborah Allen – City of Rancho Cucamonga

Becky Rittenburg – Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Alma Wagner – Bernards