Wednesday, November 4, 2009

USGBC Super Heroes of Green Building

The 3rd Annual Green Building Super Heroes Award Gala was held on October 30, hosted by the US Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC). The event, attended by 800 people including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi, honored the achievements of the green building community.

Honorees included:
  • The Community Service Award went to Green Building in Alameda County, a program of
  • The David Gottfried Special Achievement award went to Anthony Bernheim of AECOM Design
  • The Green Team Award went to the David Brower center, another phenomenal building made possible by the collaboration of 10 groups of designers and contractors
  • The Green Groundbreaker Award went to Integrated Design Associates (IDeAs)
The evening ended with a keynote from Steve Westly, former State Controller and CFO of California and Managing Partner of The Westly Group, a clean tech investment firm. He called for the need to pass climate change legislation, postulating that within one generation we should be capable of regenerating communities and the built environment such that they can sustain the health and vitality of all life.

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