California has long demonstrated that, across America, the winds of innovation blow west to east. The USGBC was founded on Sutter Street in San Francisco and its California members have consistently been the innovators and agitators for 
bigger, bolder vision for better policies and higher standards on building components and for stronger and more transparent buildincodes. USGBC California was organized to focus this advocacy energy and bring a forward-thinking business voice to the policy discussion. USGBC members are just as likely to be clean tech entrepreneurs and commercial real estate executives as they are architects and builders, sharing a common vision of a better future. USGBC California has been steadily building capacity to educate membership, industry and governmental stakeholders and the public.