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Link to ABC7 (Nov. 21, 2023) | “We always like to say, fires don’t cause wildfire burned down homes, it’s embers that do that,” said Ben Stapleton, the executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles, a nonprofit promoting sustainable and resilient buildings through education and community engagement. “It really has to be about communities,” […]
Social enterprises like ArtLifting are transforming blank walls into powerful agents of positive social impact by connecting artists impacted by disabilities and housing insecurity with building owners and operators seeking to invest in measurable and scalable solutions. In the world of ESG (Environment, Social, Governance), social initiatives have taken a backseat to environmental and governance […]
LOS ANGELES (October 25, 2023) The U.S. Green Building Council – Los Angeles (USGBC-LA) today is releasing a white paper, “The Energy Cost of Water”, a comprehensive effort to delve into a crucial, but often overlooked aspect of water management – the embedded energy and carbon costs associated with water usage. For this paper, the […]
Link to Alta Journal (Oct. 12, 2023) | Enrique Navarro starts his workday when most people are winding theirs down, when pesky rats raid backyard fruit trees and the savory smell of dinner wafts out of houses. Monday through Friday, he hops on a bright orange Metro bus near his home in Echo Park and […]
Link to Zero Energy Project story (October 9, 2023) | Approximately 28% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions are generated by the operations of buildings. And heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems alone contribute to 40% of the average commercial building’s energy consumption. More and more, high performance buildings are turning to data to curb energy use […]
Link to Environmental Social Justice podcast (Oct. 4, 2023) | Net Zero Accelerator director Colin Mangham is interviewed by Wendy Nystrom and Joy Langford, discussing everything from biomimicry to building proptech, from water to the newest Accelerator companies and so much more. (Listen to podcast)
Multi-Year Program to Address Occupant Health through Education and Electrification Implementation LOS ANGELES (September 29, 2023) Los Angeles has one of the highest ratios of single-family homes in low income communities in the country with many of these homes in  under-resourced neighborhoods being energy inefficient and burdening residents with  higher utility costs and negative impacts […]
USGBC-LA Releases 2nd Annual Pilot Flight Manual Featuring New Cohort of 14 Companies Worldwide, Current Pilot Projects LOS ANGELES (September 21, 2023) The Net Zero Accelerator (NZA), a program of the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles (USGBC-LA), is proud to announce that Kit Switch, a member company of the 2023 NZA cohort, was awarded the […]
Link to Metropolis (Sept. 12, 2023) | Through the Net Zero Conference’s Trailblazer Awards program, the conference—the largest event dedicated to net zero energy, decarbonization, and climate resilience—also celebrates leaders across industries for the work they’re doing to build a net zero future. Meet the 7 winners, including Kit Switch from USGBC-LA’s Net Zero Accelerator. […]
A Green Building Corps Mentor Spotlight: Exclusive interview with Nurit Katz (PhD student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of California, Los Angeles, first Chief Sustainability Officer appointed at UCLA and 2023 GBC mentor at US Green Building Council Los Angeles) USGBC-LA Green Building Corps (GBC) mentor Nurit Katz recently connected with 2023 GBC […]
Hello there! I know it feels like this year has yet to figure out who it really is and that summer sort of came in one door and headed right out the other, but all is not lost! We still have plenty of 2023 left to make some good ol’ fashioned green building community noise […]
Los Angeles-based CIM employee painted murals at NAVA College Preparatory Academy in partnership with City Year Los Angeles. Community involvement is woven into the very fabric of real estate. After all, the housing, schools and offices that companies plan and develop are done so in service of the people who inhabit and utilize those spaces. […]

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