The San Gabriel Valley Branch’s purpose to form a branch within its territory encompasses a myriad of integrative goals aligned with USGBC-L.A.’s expectations to create a sustainable environment. The unique location of this potential branch enables itself to transform the sustainable movement in both private and public sectors, and as well the surrounding communities.  The branch has sponsored a variety of events including tours of LEED certified projects, educational events and social networking.  All of the Los Angeles Chapter branches (Long Beach and Westside in addition to SGV) are working together to share events so members living and working in different parts of Los Angeles County can have the same quality events and educational opportunities.  The San Gabriel Valley branch membership is very diverse and has a strong commitment to being involved in the green building movement.







June 20, 2012 —

What happened to LEED 2012?”

Dimitris Klapsis, Architect, LEED AP, USGBC-LA Board Director, Principal of STUDIO dnk will focus on the proposed changes, talk about ideas that appeared in previous drafts and later removed, and open a discussion about issues that you would wish to see included.

The program will be held at Caltech

1200 East California Blvd., Pasadena CA

ROOM: 105 Annenberg Building

Parking: Holliston Parking structure  (map upon request)

6:00 – 6:30 Meet/Greet and Refreshments

6:30 -7:30 Program

Use link to register $5 members $15 non-members


August 23 —Tour of Caltech Jorgensen Laboratory, home of the Resnick Sustainability Institute and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis.  6pm Mixer, 6:30-7:30 program and Tour.   More to come


October 24, 2012– Tour 30,000 SF Eureka Street LEED Gold office and classroom Facility


Pictures from our May Event:

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The Government Affairs and Advocacy Committee serves as a liaison between USGBC and local municipalities within San Gabriel Valley area, as it pertains to matters of local concern and our Chapter mission. Our core mission is to assist local municipalities, county governments, and other agencies in the development of sustainable strategies and green building policies and programs, as well as to serve as a green building resource and outreach conduit, ultimately resulting in changes to public policy, practices, and building codes. Our mission further reaches to advocating for similar policies and programs Statewide, particularly those with direct local impact, as well as collaborating with other policy oriented  organizations in meeting these goals. The Committee aims to be recognized as the primary resource for local organizations to find information in these areas.


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