USGBC and Northern California Chapter to Launch Energy-Saving Challenge at CGI America Meeting

June 12th, 2012 by DWM Magazine

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and USGBC’s Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) have announced that they will launch the California Best Buildings Challenge at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America.

Challenge participants will include firms that have committed to reduce their building energy, water and waste by 20 percent in two years, according to information from USGBC. Among these are Adobe, Genentech, Google, PREI, SAP and Zynga.

“We are pleased to have these leading-edge organizations on board with this incredibly meaningful challenge,” says USGBC president, CEO and founding chair Rick Fedrizzi. “The California Best Buildings Challenge is raising the bar in terms of what is expected in the realm of corporate sustainability. We are eager to prove that curbing energy and water use and reducing waste by 20 percent in two years is not only possible, but a must-do. The goal is for this type of achievement to become the norm.”

 

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