USGBC-Northern California's Super Heroes Awards Gala is the region's premier green building event. Since 2007, hundreds of Northern California's green building and public sector leaders have gathered each year to honor the most outstanding green building innovators.

This year's event also includes a special announcement about the launch of an important new USGBC-NCC initiative focused on green building and human health.

Join us to celebrate and be inspired, build connections, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks, and support our shared goal of building and maintaining sustainable communities.

2013 Award Winners

Green Groundbreakers

Mary D. Nichols
California Air Resources Board

Anne Simpson
Senior Portfolio Manager,
Director of Global Governance

David Gottfried Special Achievement

Arlene Blum
Visiting Scholar in Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute

Sustainable Neighborhood/Campus

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University of California System
With special recognition to UC Berkeley,
UC Davis, and Lawrence Berkeley Labs

Kings Beach Housing Now
LEED Silver housing for low-income
workers and families in the Tahoe National Forest

Outstanding Community Organization


The state’s leading non-profit organization working
to create world-class public transportation and walkable
communities in the Bay Area and CA

2013 Presenters

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Linda Civitello
President and CEO,
Breathe California,
Golden Gate Public Health Partnership

Ellen M. Corbett
Majority Leader,
California State Senate

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David Gottfried
CEO, Regenerative Ventures
Founder, USGBC

Nancy Skinner
Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, California State Assembly

Special Announcement

In addition to the awards program, there will be a not-to-be-missed Special Announcement about the launch of an important new USGBC-NCC initiative focused on green building and human health. 

Executives representing our Founding Partners (24 firms and organizations) will join us for the announcement,  including:

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.


City and County of San Francisco

Central Concrete, Inc.

First Community Housing, Inc.

Genentech, Inc.

Google, Inc.

Hansen Bridgett LLP

HDR, Inc.

Healthy Building Network



Integral Group

Interface, Inc.


PE International



Swinerton Incorporated

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

View, Inc.

Webcor Builders

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

XL Construction Corporation

Gala Schedule

5:00PM - 6:30PM: Cocktail Reception & Networking
6:30PM - 8:00PM:  Awards Program

Event ends at 9:00PM


Don't forget your cape! Consistent with the Super Heroes theme, and the proximity to Halloween, attendees are invited to come in their best green super hero costume. Cocktail or business attire welcome as well!


U.S. Green Building Council -
North California Chapter

560 Mission St. Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 659-9404
Email: info@usgbc-ncc.org