Blog

We’re excited to open applications today to join the first cohort of the Net Zero Accelerator (see press release). This is important. We’re leveraging the substantial power of built environment leaders in Los Angeles (that’s you) to speed adoption of innovation into buildings, now — solutions that help get us to zero carbon, zero energy, […]
Phew. That whole Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo (MGBCE) is a real thing and a ton of work for the team here at USGBC-LA. The good news is that this year’s MGBCE (the 18th year believe it or not!) has come together really well with keynote speakers covering the data behind climate change, one […]
In the world of sustainable architecture we are heading into a steep incline and the 2℃  Symposium on Climate Change was the perfect place to orient my trajectory and prepare for our future. On March 1, 2019 the American Institute of Architect’s Committee on the Environment, Los Angeles (COTE LA) hosted the day long symposium […]
As businesses become increasingly larger and more global, they are looking for solutions to educate their workforce more efficiently and effectively. Organizations are looking for ways to get information to their teams in a streamlined manner. They are searching for cost-effective ways to educate their teams, while not taking them away from their actual roles […]
People are people. Whether deciding where we want to live, work, or shop, we prefer verdant, natural elements. Recent research demonstrates, more and more, that these preferences are more than aesthetic. They guide us toward spaces that support our resilience, health, and wellness. These spaces aren’t just gift wrapping. They are necessary. Lucky for us, […]
In case you missed it, this year’s call for Legacy Projects is out and you’ve still got time to apply. Submittals are due October 26th. You can do this because you and your organization are passionate, knowledgeable, and could use a little support. This year the Legacy Project is looking for projects that focus on […]
It’s been a golden year for sustainability in the Golden State. First, LA’s City Council voted to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the City by electrifying its buildings. Then, the Energy Commission voted to make solar panels mandatory on all new homes. And in the last few weeks, the politicos in Sacramento—never wanting to […]
The traditional school year has begun, and we can all conjure up images of our nation’s future striding confidently into our school buildings each morning, ready for the adventure that awaits. When I walked to school in the 1970s, I have frequent memories of briskly following my sister who had a much longer stride than […]
Snapshot on Sustainability: Are you a Sustainability Rockstar? Last week I was at the Women in Green Forum – if you were there, you’ll recognize many of the ideas here and I hope you will add to them. This blog’s title is borrowed from Sarah Backhouse, one of the many inspiring and thoughtful speakers from […]

Stay connected.

Find out first about industry news, upcoming events and updates by signing up for our newsletter.