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,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is the second in a series of two blog posts where Clean Power Alliance highlights the impact of local leadership in addressing equity, climate change, and increasing energy resiliency. The first blog focused on local leadership in bringing clean energy to local communities and this blog highlights how local jurisdictions are decarbonizing buildings through […]
Extending lives of existing buildings cuts our carbon footprint ——— Many building professionals and professional organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council, have come to believe that building reuse and adaptive reuse are positive steps toward achieving LEED certification for a building.[i] These beliefs are based on numerous studies and ample evidence that reuse, renovation, […]
LINK to Spectrum News 1 TV Segment (March 7, 2023) | The single mom moved to Pacific Landing in October, a new affordable housing development in Santa Monica that is all-electric. None of the 37 units use any natural gas. “I don’t have to worry about carbon monoxide leaks or anything like that, which is beautiful with […]
This is the first in a series of two blog posts where Clean Power Alliance highlights the impact of local leadership in addressing equity, climate change, and increasing energy resiliency. The first blog focuses on local leadership in bringing clean energy to local communities and the second on how local jurisdictions are decarbonizing buildings through […]
Environmental impacts from the demolition and construction cycle can be mitigated ——— Staggering environmental consequences of demolition and construction debris are leading construction and development firms, as well as government agencies and industry organizations, to advocate for waste reduction and recycling. Total building-related demolition and construction waste in the nation is estimated to be 135.5 […]
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 […]
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 […]
LINK to Spectrum News 1 TV Segment (Sept. 22, 2022) | 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.
Extensive research has been conducted on costs, savings, and performance regarding LEED buildings—overall showcasing that LEED properties save energy and water and therefore decrease overall operating costs.