Interested in learning more about the newest green office buildings being constructed in and around San Diego? Check out the San Diego Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The group was formed in order to influence the design of new buildings in order to make them LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, and has completed over 19 projects thus far.
The group currently consists of over 335 members dedicated to improving the quality of life for office workers and residents living in the San Diego area. It regularly holds workshops, seminars, and meetings for professionals interested in getting involved with the project. Its annual San Diego Green conference is a leader in green fundraising, and collected a total of over $41,000 dollars at its 2007 event.
According to the group's website, properly built LEED certified buildings can reduce waste by up to 50%. The improved air and water quality of the buildings generally saves companies around $58 billion in sick pay, and have also been shown to increase worker productivity by $180 billion.
Major events coming up in 2008 include the 1 Year After the Fires GreenMeet on October 15th, as well as the GreenBuild 2008 event taking place on November 19th in Boston, MA. December 1st will round out the year with a Winter Gala. New members can choose from a number of different committees to join, including Finance, Advocacy, and Marketing. Interested individuals can follow this link to learn more about membership options.
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