Sustainable Innovation Awards

The Sustainable Innovation Awards offer prestige and affirmation of your commitment to a sustainable built environment. Unlike standardized rating systems, the Sustainable Innovation Awards evaluate merit based upon sustainable strategies that demonstrate exemplary performance by going above and beyond LEED, WELL, Living Building Challenge, SITES, or any other sustainability certification achievement.

The SIAs evaluate on a merit-based system of sustainable strategies that demonstrate exemplary performance. The SIAs are open to projects certified under any sustainability rating system. All winners are recognized during USGBC-LA’s Annual Green Gala held at the end of each year.

Winners receive:

  • Onstage recognition and award at the Annual Green Gala
  • High profile poster board showcasing your project at the Green Gala event
  • Project information included in the event’s program
  • Promotion on USGBC-LA’s website and marketing
  • The opportunity to showcase your project through a USGBC-LA sustainability tour in 2020
  • Winning project teams will receive a 10% discount on Green Gala tickets


Award categories:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy & Atmosphere
  • Materials
  • Social Equity
  • Transportation
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Resilience
  • Interior Design
  • Project of the Year


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Green Affordable Housing Program

Enrollment process is open! Eligible multifamily properties in the Eastern San Fernando Valley (check eligible zip codes below) can apply today! The Green Affordable Housing Program (GAHP) is a USGBC-LA initiative

Landscaper Certification Program

The California Native Plant Landscape Curriculum (CNPLC)/El Currículo de Paisaje de Plantas Nativas de California is a nine-part series that covers everything you need to know as a landscaper to

The Green Building Corps

The USGBC-LA Green Building Corps delivers a structured intern engagement program that provides participants with valuable experience, relationships, and contributions towards green building projects that benefit the greater Los Angeles region.

Women in Green

Women have led the way in imbuing our values of caring for people and the planet into our common spaces, a perspective more valuable to the world than ever before.

Green Schools

Our Green Schools initiative is devoted to bringing the fundamentals of sustainability education to schools in our region at varying age levels as well as providing campus needs through USGBC-LA

Legacy Project

The annual Legacy Project is a gift to the under-served communities in our region from the USGBC-LA members who assist in designing, building, and supporting it. The Legacy Project team