The history of the San Diego U.S. Green Building Council Chapter began in 2002. There were 21 people in attendance in an initial organizing meeting, and they decided that each person would be “on the board”.  Since then, membership has risen steadily to more than 500 individual chapter members.  In San Diego County there are more than 1,200 LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates.  (If you are a LEED AP, and not a member, click here!)

As of December 31, 2015, there are 584 LEED Certified Projects, totaling more than 59,000,000 square feet of building floor area in San Diego. The total number of LEED Registered projects is over 1,206 with well over 129,000,000 square feet. 

  LEED Registered Projects LEED Certified Projects 
 2003 7 0
 2004 12 2
 2005 21 1
 2006 19 3
 2007 76 10
 2008 138 10
 2009 261 38
 2010 106 61
 2011
114 104
 2012 109
98
 2013
 149  100
 2014113 64
 201581
 93
 Totals
 1,206 (through 12/31/2015)  584 (through 12/31/2015) 

   

Milestones in the History of the San Diego Chapter

1994: Ridgehaven Green Office Building is completed by the City of San Diego, becoming the first EnergyStar building in the world.  This project was instrumental in launching the national U.S. Green Building Council.

2002: San Diego Chapter Organizing Group Forms

2004: First LEED Certification in San Diego goes to Pfizer's La Jolla Campus, Buildings 4-7

2005: San Diego Chapter Articles of Incorporation filed

2007: IRS Status Granted as a 501(c)(3) , public benefit non-profit corporation

2007: First LEED Platinum project in San Diego goes to the Ranch House at Del Sur

2009: Chapter Receives Sempra Energy Foundation, Environmental Champion Award

2010:  San Diego County achieves its 100th LEED Certified Project  

2011:  San Diego Chapter opens its first office, 5010 Shoreham Place, San Diego, CA 92122

2011:  The Living Building Challenge Collaborative begins in San Diego via the USGBC Chapter

2012:  San Diego County achieves its 300th LEED Certified Project 

2015:  Paulina Lis named Executive Director

2015:  SD Chapter chooses to maintain our own 501(c)(3) and continue to align with USGBC

2016: SDGBC relocates to shared office space with BNIM, 737 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101


List of Board Presidents 

2003: Beth Brummitt

2004: Bob Noble

2005: Craig Woods

2006: David Rosenberger

2007: Steve Kapp

2008-2009: Keith Schneringer

2010-2013: Zach Pannier

2014: Beth Brummitt

2015: Douglas Kot

2016: Bill Barnard

2017: Jacques Chirazi


   
     

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