Current USGBC-NCC Sponsors


The National Electrical Contractors Associate (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have partnered together to sponsor the USGBC - Northern California Chapter.

NECA has provided over a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads, government, and energy efficiency. The IBEW is committed to training it's members to stay on the cutting edge of all green electrical advancements, today and in the future. The IBEW symbol is a reassurance you are getting the best trained electrical workforce in the Industry.


HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through our various operating companies. Our professionals are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions.

Our visionary thinking is clearly illustrated in our early adoption of sustainability principles. More than two decades ago, we formally established a Sustainable Solutions Program tasked with integrating sustainability into all of our business practices. We employ sustainability specialists in most areas impacting the built and natural environments. These experts are leaders in areas  such as climatology, natural resources, renewable energy, LEED, commissioning, measurement and verification and community planning. Providing clients with high-performance solutions that are good for their businesses, good for their communities and good for the planet are always top priorities. It's how we design for the future.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's core business is to provide safe, reliable and environmentally responsible gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout northern and central California. At PG&E, we are committed to taking meaningful, concrete measures to address the greenhouse gas emissions from our operations and to working collaboratively to develop and implement responsible policies and practices to successfully meet the climate and energy challenge.
PG&E continues to make significant investments in new sources of clean, renewable energy for our customers. These investments create jobs, reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and move us toward a low-carbon economy. We also offer our customers a suite of smart energy solutions, such as award-winning energy efficiency programs, solar energy incentives and our innovative ClimateSmart™ program, which allows customers to voluntarily offset the greenhouse gases associated with their energy use.
Going forward, we will continue to think creatively, work cooperatively and focus on results as we explore sustainable ways to produce, deliver and use energy. To learn more, visit

Rudolph & Sletten
With over five decades of building experience, Rudolph and Sletten has built a reputation for honest dealing, fair pricing, and a commitment to quality. R&S has more than 130 LEED APs and a broad resume of LEED-registered projects at all levels. Their expertise and focus on sustainability in preconstruction and construction services enables them to offer valuable input regarding budget, building material and equipment, energy performance, and reducing the impact of commercial construction on the environment.



Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made our website a top Internet property and brand one of the most recognized in the world.

When it comes to greening our office buildings, we apply the same focus that we do for any of our products: put the user first. We want to create the healthiest work environments possible where Googlers around the world can thrive and innovate. From concept through design, construction and operations, we create workplaces that function like living and breathing systems by optimizing access to nature, clean air and daylight, while also minimizing our energy and water use, and waste reduction.

As a Best Buildings Challenge partner, Google is looking forward to pushing the envelope in how we can continually improve the environmental performance of our growing building portfolio in CA.

Hanson Bridgett LLP is an industry leader in green building and sustainable development, providing specialized expertise to developers, contractors, architects and other real estate professionals in the areas of LEED® project certification, integrated project delivery, green building law compliance, professional contract documentation, federal and state financial incentives and green leasing. In addition, seven Hanson Bridgett attorneys have earned certification as U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professionals, enabling the firm to better advise clients on green building codes. As a firm Hanson Bridgett is a San Francisco certified green business, a B corporation, member of the National USGBC and a sponsor of the Northern California chapter of the USGBC.  Our well known forums on sustainability bring together thought leaders in all aspects of sustainability including Green Building. We are helping our clients build for the future.

Prudential Real Estate Investors is the real estate investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. PREI’s business is the execution of real estate investment strategies, in markets throughout the world, for a global client base.

PREI® is committed to championing efforts to provide environmentally conscious real estate investments worldwide to its investor base while operating its business in a sustainable manner. To that end, we will proactively explore ways to improve the environmental performance of our portfolios in a cost-effective manner, while delivering favorable risk-adjusted returns to our investors. The values of sustainability, resource conservation, and climate change mitigation will be integrated throughout our business, supported by the following objectives, goals and strategies.

Webcor Builders
From Oracle World Headquarters to the LEED Platinum California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, we are proud to say that we've built many of California's landmark buildings during the last thirty years. We believe that three key factors contribute to the success of every project. Principals take an active role in every project - providing cost-effective solutions during the preconstruction period and leadership during the construction phase. As hands-on builders, we have the technical expertise needed to design smart, cost-effective building solutions. We utilize the skills of the talented people in our design build and concrete divisions to ask the right questions and make intelligent suggestions that can provide the key to a successful project. Our commitment to maintain honest and open communications with the client, architect, engineer, and other members of the team means that everyone is working toward the same goals, creating a productive and efficient environment.

XL Construction
It would be hard to find a group of builders more committed to sustainable practices than the people here at XL Construction. We build to improve lives, and there is nothing more fundamental to this ideal than working for a healthier planet. We love helping clients bring healthy work environments into existence.

Our Green Expertise at Work:
We’ve administered the certification process for 80% of our LEED projects.
80% of our project management staff are LEED Accredited Professionals.
Our Green Best Practices have resulted in the recycling of more than 90% of jobsite debris.

Already in a LEED Silver certified building, we’ve joined companies like Genentech and Google in accepting the California Best Buildings Challenge.  Through it, we have committed to 20% reductions in energy, water, and waste in our headquarters in just 2 years.



StopWaste.Org is the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board operating as one public agency. The Alameda County Waste Management Authority is a public joint-powers agency comprised of the County of Alameda, each of the fourteen cities within the county, and two sanitary districts that provide refuse collection services. Together with its specialized arm, the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, the agency offers many programs in the areas of public education, green building, recycled product procurement, waste reduction, and market development.

About the Green Building in Alameda County Program
Debris from construction and demolition projects comprises over 20% of the materials disposed in Alameda County landfills. To reduce this waste, the Green Building in Alameda County Program has formed a public/private partnership with the construction and building industry. The program serves three target markets: Alameda County Waste Management Authority’s seventeen member agencies; design and building industry professionals; and residents of Alameda County.

Western States Council

The Western States Council is an organization made up of Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local Unions located in the States of California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii.

These local unions represent working men and women and strive to secure for them full recognition and enjoyment of the rights to which the are justly entitled as well as advocating for the fundamental freedoms which are the basis of our democratic society.

They combat resolutely, the forces, which seek to undermine the democratic institutions of our nation and enslave the human soul. They will always strive to win full respect for the dignity of the human individuals served by Council. At the collective bargaining table, in the community, in the exercise of the rights and responsibilities of citizen-ship, they responsibly serve the best interests of the American people.


GCI General Contractors

GCI is a San Francisco based commercial contracting/construction management firm that specializes in commercial interior, corporate facility and building renovations throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. GCI has been an industry leader in promoting green construction practices and guidelines to the commercial real estate sector in San Francisco. Not only is GCI a strong proponent of LEED, they also support green design and construction outside of this process. GCI is committed to building in ways that protect the environment, minimize waste and energy consumption, and provide healthy indoor air quality during construction before tenant occupancy.

Integral Group

The Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. Located in five offices across the United States, along with our international network of affiliates, we provide a full range of building system design and energy analysis services, with a staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in building system design: we’re the first US MEP firm to achieve 8 LEED Platinum buildings. Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of sustainable building design moving from Green and Net Zero Buildings towards Regenerative Buildings that mitigate global environmental impacts and reduce ecological degradation. Our organization is designed to specifically meet the challenge of accelerating critical change in sustainable building practices. We specialize in the design of simple, elegant, cost-effective systems for critical and high performance building environments. We provide comprehensive analyses that help prioritize their energy saving potential and carbon reduction effect. Our integrated approach to building systems design allows us to enhance opportunities that nature provides, working in harmony with a building’s environment to reduce its reliance on outside energy sources.


Founded in 1962, MAZETTI is a full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology consulting and design firm ,providing nontraditional engineering services in climate change consulting and medical equipment planning and procurement.

MAZETTI has been designing energy-efficient buildings for almost 50 years. As sustainable design has moved into the forefront of responsible building technology, so has our reputation as sustainable design experts with recognized projects along the west coast. MAZETTI has participated in over 20 LEED® projects, seven of which are certified Gold. In addition, thirty percent of our staff is LEED Accredited. MAZETTI has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Irvine, Portland, and Sacramento and recently merged with Nashville-based Nash Lipsey Burch who has additional offices in Baton Rouge and Houston. The combined firm serves the healthcare, mission critical, science and technology, and higher education sectors.


Balancing the leading software tools from Autodesk, Oracle, Google, Adobe and ESRI, with the latest methods, including Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design & Construction, Microdesk provides business and technology consulting services to help firms successfully plan, design, build and operate land and buildings.


Pankow Builders prides itself on innovation. Over 45 years ago Charlie Pankow founded his construction firm on the pioneering idea of design build construction. Today employees are using that same expertise and commitment to lead in the green building community. With over 50 LEED Accredited professionals, the company is developing best in class practices for all sizes of green building projects. Last year continued a string of successes with LEED Core & Shell, New Construction and Commercial Interiors projects. Pankow provides top notch client service by managing all aspects of LEED work from energy modeling, commissioning, product selection, “green value engineering”, innovative solutions and LEED project administration. Whether your project is large or small, call Pankow to collaborate on your next green building project.

Swinerton Builders

Established in 1888 with California License No. 92 the Swinerton Family of Companies provides commercial construction, construction management and green consulting services. Swinerton is ranked among the nation’s top five Green Builders, has over 300 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and was awarded the ‘2008 Green Builder of the Year’ by the San Francisco Business Times. With over 60 LEED projects under our belt, including our LEED-EB Gold headquarters, Swinerton continues to build its legacy as the Premier Green Builder in the West. An employee-owned company, Swinerton takes pride in delivering innovative construction solutions and outstanding customer services to a diverse range of clients that demand exacting performance. Swinerton has offices located throughout California, in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Texas, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.

Media Partners

Sustainable Industries is an independent, award-winning magazine serving business leaders on the West Coast and beyond. With news, tools and analysis focused on the environmental and social components of business, Sustainable Industries connects the dots between key sectors such as Clean Energy, Green Building, Technology and Food to raise the stakes in a working definition of Sustainable Industries.

The Registry The Registry is the Bay Area's premier real estate journal. It is distributed to commercial and residential real estate professionals ranging from architects and general contractors to building owners, developers, real estate attorneys, brokers, bankers, interior designers and more. Its mission is to fulfill the need for accurate, unbiased and timely news, analysis and information encompassing the complete spectrum of the real estate industry. The Registry is distributed monthly in the nine Bay Area counties and has a readership of 15,000 that is soon to double.™is the leading source for news, opinion, best practices, and other resources on the greening of mainstream business. Launched in 2000, our mission is define and accelerate the business of sustainability.  We provide clear, concise, accurate, and balanced information, resources, and learning opportunities to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that supports profitable business practices.



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Rudolph and Sletten

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U.S. Green Building Council -
North California Chapter

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