The Daily Transcript is pleased to partner with the U.S. Green Building Council, San Diego Chapter to present the program guide for the Sept. 13 and 14 conference, Build Green San Diego '05. The conference, presented by USGBC-San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric, will be held at Price Center Conference & Catering facility on the campus of University of California, San Diego. To register, visit

  • SDREO offers green incentives

    A handful of green-inspired projects and programs are in the works in for San Diego County, several aiming to refurbish properties devastated by the October 2003 wildfires.

  • Conference Exhibitors

    Sponsoring Exhibitors

  • Conference Agenda

    Tuesday, Sept. 13

  • Flexcar and Car-Sharing: Key Component of LEED Certified Buildings

    City transportation planners are all too familiar with the fact that a huge amount of urban space is devoted to accommodating cars — most of which are parked. Over 50 percent of all of America’s urban land is consumed by cars that are parked over 90 percent of the time.

  • Energy-efficient building design a good investment

    Energy efficiency is an essential part of the equation for environmentally sustainable or “green” building, and San Diego Gas & Electric® offers two programs that can help building owners and their project teams pursue it in nonresidential projects.

  • Please join us for Build Green San Diego ’06

    We are accepting reservations for sponsors, speaking candidates and exhibitors.

  • HDR office building seeks LEED Core and Shell Platinum Rating

    The McKinney, Texas office building, a 60,000-SF, three-story facility located in a northeastern Dallas suburb, is seeking a LEED for Core and Shell Platinum Rating; in early September the project achieved a significant milestone by achieving a LEED for Core and Shell Platinum Pre-Certification Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Pre-certification is awarded to help owners market their green building projects to prospective tenants.

  • Dr. Charles F. Kennel

    Dr. Charles F. Kennel was appointed the ninth Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Vice Chancellor of Marine Sciences, at the University of California, San Diego, in 1998. Dr. Kennel was the Executive Vice Chancellor at UCLA from 1996 to 1998. The three years prior to that, he served as Associate Administrator at NASA and Director of Mission to Planet Earth, the world’s largest earth science program.

  • Financial returns of greening the built environment

    All of us in the building industry are just beginning to sort out answers to these questions: how much does green really cost?, and what is the return on up-front expenses? Too, there are differences in every project, so how do we evaluate financial benefits with non-standard green projects?

  • U.S. Green Building Council - San Diego Chapter Board of Directors

    Craig Woods, AIA

  • Greetings from the Conference Director

    The buzz on green building continues to get louder, and its benefits range from reduced operating costs to improved worker productivity and health. The U.S. Green Building Council — San Diego Chapter and San Diego Gas & Electric® are proud to present Build Green San Diego ’05, a conference to educate and inform the public on the many benefits and processes of green building. The event, to be held at UCSD’s Price Center on Sept. 13-14, focuses on “smart building and smart development” strategies.

  • Conference Facts

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  • Welcome from the Chapter President

    Welcome to Build Green San Diego 2005! We are looking forward to an expanded two-day event that brings together interested individuals, agencies, academics, companies and policy makers from San Diego and beyond. Our focus is on meeting the needs of today’s San Diegans without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. That is sustainability.