The Contra Costa County Climate Leaders (4CL) program is a network assisting the county and its 19 cities to inform, support and encourage the measurement and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Through education and sharing of best practices we will ensure sustainable, healthy and livable cities.

Calgreen

CALGreen: Compliance and Beyond

On February 3, 2011, Contra Costa County Climate Leaders Program and the USGBC-NCC Diablo East Bay Branch teamed up to present a workshop on the new CALGreen legislation, focusing on how to comply with the new regulations and what to do next. Panelists discussed strategies for both residential and commercial projects, the history of the requirements, the legislative actions required and looked at several case studies. Peer?to?peer discussions between City and County Agency staff as well as private sector participants covered many questions and focused our attention on the future. Attendees left the workshop with a thorough understanding of the challenges and benefits to these green building guidelines, how a city’s current green building guidelines are affected, and how these regulations will contribute to city Climate Action Plans.

Workshop Details

  • View the flyer here.
  • View the workshop agenda here.
  • Find other attendees’ contact information here.

Presentations

Handouts

  • The CALGreen Companion Guide for LEED Projects here.
  • CALGreen Low-Rise Residential comparison to GreenPoint Rated and LEED for Homes here.
  • CALGreen Tier Pre-requisite Provision Review For GreenPoint Rated Comparison here
  • CALGreen Non-Residential comparison to LEED for Building Design & Construction 2009 here.