TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Orange County Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, following a successful 2010 in Orange County’s green building efforts, has announced a number of plans and programs for the upcoming month.
During executive and board planning the Orange County Chapter of the USGBC identified three major areas of focus for 2011. These include Community Partnerships, Broker/Tenant education and Mentorship. The chapter will undertake efforts to work with schools, cities and other non-profit organizations to foster green building in Orange County, as well as connecting people with green jobs and internships. Greener practices through education will be one of the key goals. In addition to direction from the chapter’s board, Executive Director, Lisa Kramer, undertook a landmark event in 2010 to bring in business and corporate leaders and USGBC sponsors to seek advice for the coming year. Chapter goals and objectives were reached with this input.
Following a highly successful 2010, the Orange County Chapter of the US Green Building Council will kick off 2011 with a high profile event, featuring Panama Bartholomy, considered California’s most knowledgeable and entertaining authority on energy and green building. Panama is the Deputy Director of the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Division of the California Energy Commission. The event will be held at the new Business Expo Center in Anaheim, located at 1960 S. Anaheim Way in Anaheim, California on January 27th, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members and $15.00 for student members.
The event is available to members and non-members of the organization as a way of providing green building education and information in Orange County. The chapter is also offering a GA Exam test prep workshop on January 21, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Waxie, 3220 Fairview Avenue, Santa Ana, CA for the cost of $295.00 for members, $345.00 for non-members and $175.00 for students. Reservations are required for this class by contacting Vicki Phillipy at (714) 832-3616.
The Orange County Chapter of USGBC is working to provide valuable education to its members and Orange County building industry professionals. More information is available at www.usgbc-oc.org.
About the U.S. Green Building Council, Orange County Chapter:
The Orange County Chapter of USGBC is a dynamic group of professionals and supportive individuals and organizations advocating greener building and development in Orange County. The USGBC-OC Chapter’s mission is to engage all Green Building stakeholders to be the conduit of change for a more sustainable Orange County through innovative communication, education, resources and advocacy. As a non-profit organization, USGBC-OC promotes the integration of the built and natural environments to foster sustainable, healthy, and prosperous communities. Chapter members include builders, designers, architects, facility managers, contractors, landscape architects and manufacturers, all of whom work actively with state and local stakeholders to promote sustainable building and business practices in their respective fields.