Dear USGBC-NCC Community,

The Northern California Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is proud to be the Host Chapter of Greenbuild 2012! As co-chairs of Greenbuild 2012, we are excited for the opportunity to showcase our innovative and forward-thinking region.

The conference theme, @Greenbuild, represents the intersection of technology, building and the global sustainability movement. Greenbuild 2012 will bring together the voices and ideas of the green building community as well as cutting-edge technologies – technologies that are critically important to advancing the green building mission. As the globe’s nexus of technology and success, there is no better place to hold Greenbuild than in San Francisco. This conference is anticipated to be the largest ever, and is expected to bring over 35,000 attendees to the area.

The year ahead will be very exciting, and we look forward to seeing you all @Greenbuild in San Francisco, November 14-16, 2012.


Lynn N. Simon, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Ms. Simon is President of Simon & Associates, Inc., Green Building Consultants. Lynn is a green building pioneer and a leading authority in the industry with over 20 years in the green building arena. She currently serves on USGBC’s Education and LEED Steering Committees and is a Master LEED® Faculty member. She was recently awarded USGBC's President's Award at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto.
  Andrea Traber, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Ms. Traber is Principal of KEMA’s Sustainable Buildings and Operations group, providing sustainable design consulting, LEED consulting, commissioning, retro-commissioning, high performance energy modeling, and sustainability master planning. Her current initiative centers on microgrid master planning at the nexus between buildings and the traditional utility grid. Ms. Traber has been active in the green building community for 20 years serving recently on the Boards of USGBC-NCC and Build It Green.

Want to get involved in Greenbuild 2012? Join a sub-committee!

Thank you for your interest in joining a Greenbuild 2012 sub-committee. At this point, we have filled the sub-committees with volunteers. If you are interested in being involved in the coming months, please complete the application at the bottom of this page and return to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . As committees begin their work, they may need additional help. We will put your name on a waiting list, and as opportunities arise we will be in touch with you.

Along with the Greenbuild co-chairs, the sub-committee co-chairs (listed below) will hold a few key responsibilities to ensure the success of the conference. Below are the sub-committees, along with a description of the tasks of each group. Please note that we are not responsible for speakers, the expo hall, layout, or other program elements.

      • Bioregional Partners Sub-Committee
        Co-Chairs: Wes Sullens, StopWaste.Org; and Steven Ring, Cushman Wakefield
        This sub-committee will work to create and/or strengthen relationships with local/bio-regional partner organizations to ensure a strong local presence at Greenbuild 2012. Read more details here.
      • Legacy Project Sub-Committee
        Co-Chairs: Catherine Nueva Espana, Atelier Ten; and Larry Strain, Siegel and Strain Architects
        This sub-committee will work to use the Legacy Project, a vehicle to advance social and environmental justice, as a means of service, education and thanks to the local community that helps to host its Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Read more details here.
      • Social Networking Sub-Committee
        Co-Chairs: Mara Baum, HOK; and Matt Macko, Environmental Building Strategies
        This sub-committee will work to create a network of colleagues that share, advance and promote the thoughts and activities generated by the planning of Greenbuild 2012 and lead-up events put on by the Northern California Chapter. Read more details here.
      • Sponsorship Sub-Committee
        Co-Chairs: Mercy Ringelmann, Adura Technologies; and Christina Weber, Sustainable Industries
        This sub-committee will assist in obtaining local companies as sponsors for tours and the Legacy Project. Read more details here.
      • Tours Sub-Committee
        Co-Chairs: Lindsay Baker, UC Berkeley; and Mark Palmer, San Francisco Department of the Environment
        This sub-committee will work to provide Greenbuild attendees with the most innovative and educational green building tours; to help identify and select green building tour sites and circuits; to plan the logistics of tour operation; and to execute the Green Building Tour Program on-site. Read more details here.
      • Volunteer Sub-Committee
        Co-Chairs: Megan White, Webcor Builders; and Janika McFeely, EHDD Architecture
        This sub-committee will work to recruit 700-800 student and young professional volunteers to assist with onsite tasks related to Greenbuild 2012. Read more details here.

To become a member of one of the sub-committees, you must:

      • Be a current member of the Northern California Chapter of the USGBC. Unsure of your membership status? Check our Membership Directory.
      • Complete this application and email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Questions? Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please note that we are not responsible for speakers, the expo hall, layout, or other program elements.


U.S. Green Building Council -
North California Chapter

560 Mission St. Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 659-9404