The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.
We believe in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Places that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.
Green building is a win-win, offering both environmental and economic opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future demand for energy in the United States and a commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million jobs.
USGBC Central California is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that educates, inspires, and provides resources to build and maintain sustainable communities right here in Central California. USGBC-CC is part of a network of 76 USGBC Chapters, 13,000 USGBC member companies and 188,000 LEED professionals. USGBC-CC covers Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced and Tulare County.
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.
Be a change agent towards a society in which we build an environment that successfully stewards our resources on an ongoing basis and generates intergenerational responsibility.
USGBC-CC was formed in 2005 based on the desire to network and learn from one another the concept of sustainability and how it impacts the building industry. The initiative started in the CSI Fresno Chapter, founding members included Gary Pikop (Southern California Edison), Bruce Poulsen, Bill Blayney and Marty Dietz of EDWIN S. DARDEN ASSOCIATES, INC., Cynthia Hughes, Min Jiang, and Richard Swartz from UC Merced, Gary Biglione, Loren Aiton (both TETER AE), Karana Hattersley-Drayton and Sara Gerster of the City of Fresno, Jon Dougal of the BIPER Newsletter, George Burman of the UU Church, Judith and Roger Boling of WRD ARCHITECTS, Karen Hansen, Student at CSUF, Kyu-Ho Ahn and Pat Hennings of CSUF, Mark Harold (AIA, CSI, CCS) of TAM ARCHITECTS, Matthew Woods of REC SOLAR, and Warren Thompson of T2 ARCHITECTS.
In 2008, U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Central California region full chapter status allowing us to promote a 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.