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15th Annual MGBCE: Road to Greenbuild, Water Resilience For Cities

The Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo returns in its 15th year to offer knowledge, resources, recognition, and networking opportunities. The effects of global warming on water supply represent one of the greatest challenges for cities in Southern CA. City administrations are seeking ways to meet the demand for water from growing populations while grappling with the challenges of sea level rise, extreme weather events, drought, salination, and reduced food security. We are seeking recommendations and case studies to building resilience through improved water resource management, water use in building systems, flood management, and climate resilience at the building, city, and regional scale. We also welcome all green building related topics such as energy, materials, occupant health, biomimicry, and more. MGBCE is Southern California’s longest-running and largest sustainability and green building event focusing on the unique needs and concerns for municipalities, architects, contractors, and engineers.
Hosted annually by the Los Angeles Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and Southern California Gas Company, this event brings together thought-leaders in the industry with local government agencies, municipal policy makers, policy implementers, leading architects, and building industry professionals to further the development of a sustainable future for Southern California.


Message From USGBC-LA Executive Director

Press Release

March 8, 2016
The 15th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo Returns April 21st with ‘Water Resilient Cities’ as Theme


Seminar will be held at:   Southern California Gas Company Energy Resource Center   |   9240 Firestone Blvd   |   Downey, CA 90241   |   Get Directions


Conference Schedule

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*Please note schedule is subject to change

Morning Keynote


Afternoon Keynotes

Greening the Global Economy: The True Impacts of the Green Building Movement

From the top of the global financial markets to local policies and ordinances, sustainability permeates our entire economy. Hear how the world has changed, how financing is rewarding (and punishing) sustainability performance and how public and private sector activities are feeding the move to a more sustainable economy. From national laws, to stock exchanges, to investors, to lenders and tax payers, how does sustainability fit into all these stakeholders’ and their actions.










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    Silver LEED® Certified medical waste processing facility


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    Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

      Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available through the Los Angeles Chapter of the US Green Building Council. For inquiries please contact Dominique Hargreaves at 213-689-9707 or email at dominique@usgbc-la.org.
      Each year our exhibitors tell us that MGBCE is a worthwhile investment for their company. With a ratio of attendees to exhibitors of approximately 26 to 1, and a constant flow of visitors throughout the day, the unique layout of Southern California Gas Company’s Energy Resource Center provides exhibitors with maximum visibility and placement right in the middle of the action. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to reach Municipal decision-makers in Southern California and show your support for sustainable building by becoming an exhibitor today. You can sign up to be an exhibitor by filling out the MGBCE Exhibitor Form.

      See Highlights From Last Year’s Event

        Automatic GBCI and AIA Credit Reporting

        Your session attendance can be automatically reported to GBCI for CE credits or to AIA for continuing education credits (have your GBCI and/or AIA number ready upon registration).

        Evening Networking Reception with Eric Corey Freed

        After the 15th MGBCE, celebrate and unwind with Eric Corey Freed. Register for the mixer here.

        Planning Committee

        Abstract Review Committee

        – Eera Babtiwale, Associate Principal, HMC Architects
        – Melanie Bontusa, Project Manager, Brightworks
        – Andrea Caballo, Project Manager, AC Martin
        – Joel Cesare, Sustainable Building Advisor, City of Santa Monica
        – Justin Di Palo, Energy Analyst, Glumac
        – Hilary Firestone, Senior Project Manager, Energy Efficiency, City of LA
        – Gary Lai, Senior Associate, Ahbe
        – Ruby Rose Sanchez, Sustainability Consultant, Partner Energy
        – Sharla Shimono, Sustainability Coordinator, Kilroy
        – Ben Stapleton, Vice President Facilities & Operations, LA Cleantech Incubator

        Submit Your Abstract to Speak at MGBCE

        • Abstract submission deadline: February 10, 2016
        • Anticipated abstract selection notification: February 24, 2016
        • Final presentations due as PDFs to USGBC-LA: April 4, 2016