Transforming the Built Environment for a Healthier, More Prosperous and Sustainable Future
USGBC California represents thousands of sustainable economy professionals throughout the eight California USGBC chapters of Northern California, Redwood Empire, Central California, California Central Coast, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange County, and San Diego.
Our Vision: Buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.
Our Mission: To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
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 building codes. 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 property managers as they are architects engineers and builders; all share a common vision of a better future. USGBC California has been steadily building capacity to educate membership, industry and governmental stakeholders and the public.
USGBC California works on California public policy to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
With a national community comprising 79 local affiliates, 16,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 160,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, the United States Green Building Council is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.