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2016 Day@the Capitol & Green Hard Hat Awards

The 2016 version of our annual Day@the Capitol event was, as usual, quite a busy day. USGBC members traveled from far and wide to play hookey from their day jobs and meet with legislators and their staffs. A couple of us attended the initial stakeholder meeting for AB 2282 (Gatto), our 2014 "purple pipes" bill, where there was much mention of our water reuse bill AB 1463 (Gatto), currently awaiting a final hearing in Senate EQ.

It was great to see new Building Standards Comission Executive Director Mia Marvelli at lunch, and Assemblymembers Ting & Bloom, DGS Director Kim and the dynamic NRDC staff trio at the Hard Hats Awards event at our Day@the Capitol club house, Downtown & Vine. I think it safe to say that a good time was had by all.

From top left, USGBC California Research Lead Paul Wermer presents Assemblymember Phil Ting with a 2016 Green Hard Hat Award, USGBC's Brenden McEneaney presents Assemblymember Richard Bloom with his 2016 Green Hard Hat Award, California Department of General Services Director Daniel Kim accepts an Achievement Award from USGBC California Chair Dennis Murphy, and NRDC's Alex Jackson, Maria Stamas & Ed Osann (on right) accept Achievement Award.