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USGBC Northern California

USGBC Northern California educates, motivates, provides resources, and advocates for industry transformation to build and maintain sustainable communities. Together, we respond to the climate crisis by creating and managing regenerative, high-performance buildings that are accessible to everyone in our community. These buildings and communities allow us to live more sustainably in ways we can tangibly experience—our health, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. They offer a better quality of life for all, while also generating a lower global carbon footprint, reducing electricity and water bills, and creating new green jobs.

Located in a region that is equivalent to the 10th largest economy of the world, USGBC Northern California offers programs and hosts events throughout the year. Our initiatives focus on: Rising Leaders Committee (emerging professionals), Building Decarbonization, Water Conservation, Awards & Leadership, LEED Advancement, Women in Green, Smart Buildings, Equity, Advocacy, and more.

Get involved in our local community programs and volunteer at our yearly events. You will get the chance to network with industry leaders and be an advocate for change.

Please email us if you have any questions, we value the generous support and partnership of our annual sponsors and members, who make possible our work as a mission-driven organization.

Northern California MLAB

  • USGBC Northern California MLAB co-chair: Anthony Bernheim, LEED Fellow, Healthy and Resilient Buildings Program Manager, San Francisco International Airport
  • Leadership and awards chair: Jacob Arlein, chief executive officer, Stok
  • Building health chair: Mara Baum, LEED Fellow, partner–architecture and sustainability, DIALOG
  • Advocacy liaison: Alamelu Brooks, senior engineer, Energy Solutions
  • Emerging professionals chair: Chloe Eitzer, designer, PYATOK
  • Building decarbonization chair: Boris Gamazaychikov, sustainability manager, Salesforce
  • LEED advancement chair: Kevin Hydes, LEED Fellow, chair and founder, Introba
  • Member-at-large: Avni Jamdar, regional director–Northern California, Emerald Cities Collaborative
  • Member-at-large: Srinidhi Sampath Kumar, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Women in Green chair: Liesl Morell, architectural and contract sales manager, Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions
  • Water conservation chair: Aaron Tartakovsky, co-founder and CEO, Epic Cleantec
  • Smart buildings chair: Brandon Tinianov, head of strategy, Mynt
  • Equity chair: Natalie Wheating, development sustainability manager, Lendlease
  • USGBC Northern California MLAB Staff co-chair: Melanie Colburn, director of market transformation and development, USGBC

USGBC Northern California Vice Chairs







Past Events