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US Green Building Council - Redwood Empire Chapter
The USGBC-REC promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work
The U.S. Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter (USGBC-REC) is part of a national network of approximately 77 Chapters throughout the United States.
This volunteer organization extends primarily along the Northern California Coast, just north of San Francisco to the Oregon border, and is composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. A vast region of grass root innovators, the Redwood Empire Chapter spans seven counties including Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte. This unique region is the proud home to internationally recognized, award winning wines of the California Wine Country.
The Redwood Empire Chapter Mission promotes environmental responsibility, economic vitality, and vibrant healthy lifestyles through education and public awareness; which in turn directly benefits local communities and future generations. Becoming a Chapter Member supports this much needed and worthy mission, while offering a valuable opportunity to LEARN, CONNECT, AND CONTRIBUTE.
The all-volunteer efforts are led by Board Directors who serve two-year terms and oversee Chapter policy and operations; while Leadership Team Members collaborate and contribute to the development of individual events and projects on behalf of the Redwood Empire community. All Chapter members are welcome to join the Leadership Team with participation levels set on projects of your choosing as your time allows.
We promote sustainable building practices through LEED, an internationally recognized green building program. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)is a voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. We provide awareness to our members and public, and offer continuing education credits to LEED professionals.