Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Online

    This February, Architectural Nexus moved in to its newly renovated office in Sacramento, CA, hoping to be the first Living Building certified in California. In response to California’s recent and reoccurring droughts and energy crises, the building lays a framework for how to operate in such conditions. Through looking to nature for her concept and looking to place for her roots, the project is an educational and community asset for California. Sharing experiences from the design, construction, and performance period phase of the project, you will learn how the project team is meeting the Water Petal in the dry central valley of California, where the State legislature just mandated the consolidation of small water systems. As part of their advocacy process, the team found and customized a Water Permitting Map as a visual tool to identify code barriers and generate solutions. They have created Water Permitting Maps for the states of Utah and California, and will describe the process of adapting the map for your own region.

    1.) Upon completion of this online course, individuals will be able to describe the specific systems and strategies Arch|Nexus employed in their approach to meeting the Water Petal.

    2.) Explain the team’s permitting engagement process, and identify the strategies that were successful along with the lessons learned.  

    3.) Specify how the new regulations in California will impact Living Buildings in the state pursuing the Water Petal.

    4.) Explore the process of creating a Water Permitting Map and apply skills to your own region.

    Register Here!

    September 28th
    9:30 am - 10:00 am


    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Santa Barbara Woman's Club 670 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

    From housing to water resources to energy use, there are many ways in which sustainability plays a role in shaping our community’s future. Please join us for this free event showcasing the 2017 mayoral candidates’ views on the environment, moderated by Dr. Barbara Lindemann. 

    Organized by the Community Environmental Council and Dr. Karl Hutterer with support from Coastal Housing Coalition, Santa Barbara Audubon, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, SB Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara Women's Club, and Santa Barbara Zoo.

    October 4th
    @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Santa Barbara Woman's Club
    670 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Online

    As the iconic Pacific Northwest rain hits the ground and washes over rooftops, parking lots, roadways and other impervious surfaces in urban areas, it picks up pollutants and rushes to creeks, lakes and other water bodies. Polluted stormwater runoff from urban areas is the largest source of pollution to Washington State’s Puget Sound. This webinar will highlight stories from City Habitats, a regional collaborative formed to use nature to help address the challenges of water and air quality while supporting thriving communities. Representatives from Stewardship Partners, The Nature Conservancy and Washington Environmental Council will discuss their efforts to use the inherent filtering qualities of natural infrastructure to keep the Puget Sound healthy for generations to come. Specific topics include cross-sector coalition building, advancing policy and science, and case studies on both community-driven neighborhood projects and larger scale green infrastructure projects. While the session has a Puget Sound flavor, the strategies are broadly applicable.

    1.) Upon completion of this educational event, attendees will be able to understand the problem of polluted runoff and how it contributes to Puget Sound’s pollution.

    2.) Be able to explore how in solving water quality issues we can also address other challenges to the region.

    3.) Summarize the importance of intentionally building a cross-sector coalition to solve watershed-wide water quality issues by advancing science and policy together.

    4.) Explore natural infrastructure projects in Puget Sound and how they are being used to clean water and support healthy communities.

    Register Here!

    October 5th
    9:30 am - 10:00 am


    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • University Club 1323 State Street Santa Barbar CA, 93101

    Come learn about the WELL Building Standard and get some credit towards your Green Building Accreditations!

    The WELL presentation will provide an introduction of the rating system and  provide insight on the documentation and certification process.  The presentation will also include a case study of a WELL project Innovative Workshop Consulting is currently working on in the Los Angeles area.  

    RSVP to Perrin perrin@iworkshopconsulting.com 

    (Space is limited)

    October 6th
     7:30 am - 9:00 am

    University Club, 1323 State Street,
    Santa Barbara CA 93101

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara-locations based on list of participating buildings, see event for more info

    AIA Santa Barbara ArchitecTours October 7th, 10 am - 6 pm

    Theme: Living with Water

    Early Bird Tickets Live Now - Get your tickets soon before prices rise!

    This year’s tour will celebrate “Living with Water.” Our community benefits not only when water is managed as a limited resource, but also when water creates a multi-sensory experience within a structure, in a landscape or in a vista. It is the goal of this year’s tour to demonstrate how water can be successfully integrated into the built environment. 

    ArchitecTours is a celebration of local architecture and cultural identity. The six sites on the tour showcase the depth of knowledge and expertise of AIA architects in urban design, sustainability, accessibility, structural improvements, building materials, and historic renovation. Making architecture more accessible to the public, the tour offers a rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at these exceptional properties. Tour participants will observe first-hand how architects transform ordinary spaces into customized environments using a variety of design solutions, and be inspired on how to embrace water conservation and management in their homes.

    The Tour - The self guided tour will be held on October 7th from 10am to 4pm with a tour party from 4 – 6pm


    Early Bird Tickets: August 15th to September 25th
    AIA Members & Seniors: $55
    General Public: $65

    On September 26th , ticket prices will increase:
    AIA Members & Seniors : $70
    General Public: $80

    There is a standard Student ticket price, students must provide proof
    Students : $25
    Tickets are non-refundable

    Click here to get your tickets!

    October 7th
    Self Guided Tour @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Mixer @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Tour : locations based on list of participating buildings,
    see event for more info
    Mixer: Location TBD

    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Asilomar Conference Center, Carmel, Ca

    MDC 2017

    MDC 2017 will take place once again at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Center – just steps from Asilomar State Beach.

      Registration fees before August 4 are :

    $520 (Member)

    $725 (Non-Member)

    $245 (Emerging Professional Members). 


     Book your housing early to guarantee a spot on-site with the Asilomar Housing and Meal package – $588 for a two night stay or $875 for a three night stay with meals.  

    Save by booking double or triple room occupancy.  

    Check back often to stay informed about our 2017 speaker line-up!

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Santa Barbara

    The Central Coast Green Building Council Green Awards recognizes outstanding sustainable building achievements along the California Central Coast. The Green Awards highlight innovative design, construction, products, businesses, schools, governments, and educational programs within the tri-county community.

    The juried awards process is based on specific criteria for each award category. 

    Awards are presented at this year’s Green Awards Gala on November 4th, 2017. 

    Note: For future reference, the Green Awards will be held every odd year and the Green Schools Gala will be held every even year going forward.

    Join Now & save on registration!

    Green Awards Gala 

    Register Here Now!

    November 4th 5pm-9pm

    Santa Barbara, Location TBD.

    Ticket Prices

    Members $40 ea.

    Student Members $20 ea.

    Non-Members $50 ea.


    Click Here to Register your Project for the 2017 Green Awards. 

    Not a member yet? Has your membership lapsed?

    Have a question?

    contact us at:  admin@ccgreenbuilding.org

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM

    Greenbuild 2017

    When we come together at Greenbuild, we are one community of professionals, advocates and practitioners, students and teachers, designers and builders, and everything in between. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of what’s next — new technology, new ideas and new ways forward. We are dedicated to transforming the market and changing the way the people all over the world experience buildings. WE ARE ALL IN.

    Early Bird Registration  6/12-9/7 between $1050-$25 

     Standard Registration 9/8 - 11/3 between $1300-$45


    Volunteer opportunity available for students and emerging professionals under 25years old! 

    08 - 10 NOVEMBER 2017


    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • San Luis Obispo

    SLO Nexus brings together people who love to ride bikes, race bikes, and promote bike riding in our community. Our fresh outlook on the local bike scene incorporates support, fun, education, and fitness and is designed to bring together the growing number of cycle-centric athletes within San Luis Obispo County.

    We are serious about providing a venue for accomplishment, camaraderie, and continual learning for every cyclist’s level-whether one is a focused racer or a recreational weekend rider. Our mission includes providing support to local advocacy organizations that promote the benefits of cycling, especially as a viable means of transportation. We focus on local businesses in our sponsorship endeavors to help strengthen and promote our local small business community, which are diverse and full of personality, just like each SLO Nexus member.

    Interested in sponsoring us? Click the image below!