San Fernando Valley Branch


Welcome Statement

Capitalizing on its 2013 transformation into the San Fernando Valley Branch of the USGBC-LA Chapter after six years as the Valley Green Team’s Green Building Task Force, the branch is a regional leader to help drive the growth of the green building industry and the sustainability movement in the San Fernando Valley.


The mission of the San Fernando Valley Branch (SFVB) of the USGBC Los Angeles Chapter is to be the driving force behind the green building industry and the sustainability movement in the region. This dynamic, experienced, member-driven branch is comprised of a diverse group of professionals and companies located in the San Fernando Valley. The SFVB is the go-to resource for Valley residents and businesses to help solve their environmental challenges, connect them to the resources and expertise of the USGBC and its membership and to strategize with this diverse and creative community to make sustainability a regional priority. The SFVB provides leadership for the Valley’s ecologically aware businesses and residents by building relationships with established organizations, organizing timely and informative speaking engagements with industry leaders, coordinating green building events and projects, spearheading cutting-edge case studies and facilitating dynamic networking and educational opportunities to raise the USGBC’s profile throughout the San Fernando Valley.

Leadership Contacts

  • Chair:
  • Vice-Chair:
    • Jennifer Berthelot
  • Secretary:
    • Seth Strongin
  • Treasurer:
    • Elliot Reinfeld
  • Speaker Co-Chairs:
    • Gary Dent
    • Richard Forman
  • Events Co-Chairs:
    • Marilyn Lampel
    • Brent Locke
    • Savannah Milan
  • Communications:
    • Scott Miller
  • Marketing Co-Chairs :
    • Michael Gottlieb
  • Membership Co-Chair:
    • Jessica Aldridge

Get Involved

Presentation Archive items:

    • Since its formation in 2013, the San Fernando Valley Branch of the USGBC has hosted a plethora of programming including Conferences, Events, Tours, the monthly Speaker Series and more:
    • Partnered with “Green Drinks” at Sportsman’s Lodge June 20, 2013
    • DWP speaker “Effectiveness of LADWP Programs in Improving Energy Efficiency” October 17, 2013
    • Tour of C6 Living Home in Van Nuys October 24th, 2013
    • ICF International speaker “Building Energy Use Disclosure: AB1103” November 15, 2013
    • Holiday Party with “Green Business Networking” at Gardein Tasting Kitchen December 10, 2013
    • Screening of “Unacceptable Levels” December 11th, 2013
    • Integral Group speaker “Changes to Title 24” February 20, 2014
    • March 2014 – Anthony Brower with Gensler “Chemical Impacts of harmful building products”
    • April 2014 – Jeff Gould with Better Building Challenge “Investor Confidence Project”
    • May 2014 – Lisa Novick with Theodore Payne Foundation “California Native Plants”
    • July 2014 – Mika Kim “Place of the Future”
    • September 2014 – Solar City and The Building Doctors on Home Energy Efficiency
    • October 2014 – Cynthia Van Hult “Greenhouse Gas Reporting”
    • December 2014 – Holiday Mixer at the “94th Aero Squadron” at the Van Nuys Airport
    • January 2015 – tour of Conrad Hilton Foundation LEED Platinum Building in Agoura
    • July 2015 – Water Management TownHall at CalTech Campus in Pasadena
    • August 2015 – Hillary Firestone with Mayor’s Office “Improving Energy & Water Efficiency in LA’s existing commercial buildings”
    • November 2015 – Tour of Athens Materials Recovery Facility tour in Sun Valley
    • October 2015 – Tour of Sierra Pacific Constructions new LEED Platinum offices in Woodland Hills
    • February 2016 – Winter mixer & SFValley Branch year kick-off Happy Hour
    • February 2016 – Tax Incentives for Going Green – Update on Federal & California Tax Incentives for Residential & Commercial Real Estate with Bill Wolf
    • April 2016 – Los Angeles Resiliancy neighborhood and city initiatives with Heather Joy Rosenberg
    • May 2016 – Volunteer Habitat for Humanity Build Day housing for Veterans in Santa Clarita Valley
    • February 2017 – Winter mixer & SFValley branch year kick-off Happy Hour