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Through previous blog posts, we’ve learned about activating the circular economy in building construction and operations and how the TRUE waste certification framework  can help facilitate this transition. I’d like to offer a 2-part series continuing that conversation.  Here is Part 1 of 2.  Part 2 will follow in a few weeks. What is a […]
Seismic fortification of buildings plays vital role in reducing carbon footprint ——— Combatting climate change is becoming serious business in the U.S. and California with ambitious initiatives designed to curb our dependence on fossil fuels that promote global warming. In September, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law sweeping legislation to accelerate the state’s transition to […]
Gaia Development shares how the volume program has been useful for clients. An edited version of this appears on the USGBC National website. The industrial real estate sector is experiencing massive growth. Since 2017, the market size has increased annually by 4%. With the increased awareness of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, industrial developers are […]
12th Annual Sustainable Innovation Awards to be Announced at U.S. Green Building Council-L.A. Chapter Green Gala Tonight, with Two Projects of the Year Recognized Community Leaders include The Walt Disney Company, L.A. City Councilmember Nithya Raman, Stand LA, Climate Resolve Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2022) – Tonight at its 18th Annual Green Gala, the […]
As we approach the end of 2022, the sustainability status quo is not enough. Green building requirements in California have made our industry raise the bar, but now we must hold ourselves to an even higher standard.  We at Howard Building Corporation (HBC) joined the green building movement early on and our involvement with USGBC-LA […]
LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2022) The recent extreme heat and ongoing severe drought are just two of the most current examples of growing climate change impacts that take a toll on all of us, in particular those in our low income and/or historically underserved communities. The increasing need for education, resources, and inclusion in programs […]
LINK to Spectrum News 1 TV Segment | The U.S. Green Building Council helps certify buildings that promote energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. The Los Angeles chapter is working to cut carbon emissions in buildings and work toward an equitable, sustainable future for all Angelenos in the places we live, work, learn, and play in.
There is a lot to be grateful for in the sustainability world as we head into the Fall and another Net Zero Conference at the LA Convention Center on September 15th. The passing of the timely-named Inflation Reduction Act for one, allocating $369 billion to clean energy & infrastructure projects. This mark of investment on […]
LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2022) Southern California now faces a 365-days-a-year fire season with devastating and potentially deadly consequences. The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) has been working with a suite of experts to provide steps residents can take to protect properties, to reduce wildfire hazards, and increase resilience. USGBC-LA is announcing a […]
LINK to Spectrum News 1 TV Segment | Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory is a place that develops youth into careers in the arts, media and broadcast. The conservatory also serves another purpose as a climate resilience hub for the Boyle Heights community. From cooling off in a heat wave to seeking a safe haven when there’s […]
LOS ANGELES (August 23, 2022)  The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter  (USGBC-LA) has selected its Board of Directors for 2022 – 2023, with increased representation from the financial sector and the growing field of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance). The 24-person Board of Directors represents the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) community along with […]
They’re coming together, and not a minute too soon. Multiple drivers are forcing sustainability to the top of the agenda. Climate change, investor focus on ESG performance, broader public awareness pertaining to environmental degradation, and a renewed focus on equity in the built environment are part of a powerful confluence of factors pushing the architecture, […]

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