The U.S. Green Building Council - Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) is a 501(c)(3) California public benefit corporation that educates, inspires, and provides resources for industry transformation to build and maintain sustainable communities.
USGBC-NCC is part of a network of approximately 65 USGBC Chapters throughout the United States which represent USGBC in their respective regions. Located in a region which is equivalent to the 10th largest economy of the world*, NCC is one of the largest USGBC Chapters in the country, a recipient of several USGBC Excellence Awards, and the leading green building organization in Northern California. The Chapter is headquartered in San Francisco, and has branches in the Mount Diablo region of the East Bay, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area , and Silicon Valley.
The leadership team consists of the Board of Directors who oversee chapter policy, an executive director who manages operations and staff, and several volunteer committees that contribute to the development and operation of the chapter's activities.
Buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.
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.
The USGBC - Northern California Chapter covers Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Monterey, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolomne, and Yuba counties. View an interactive map of the Chapter and search for a Branch by city or zip code. For other areas, see a Map of USGBC Chapters in California or look up a Chapter.
* “Managing Recession: Strategic Responses to the Economic Downturn,” a report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, conducted in partnership with Booz & Company, April 24th, 2009.
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