San Diego Green Building Council To Host Healthy Buildings and Communities Conference on Sept 23

SDGBC is hosting a healthy buildings and communities conference Sept 23 to showcase and discuss green buildings and their impact on the built environment.

Online PR News – 11-September-2014 – San Diego, California – WHAT: To showcase and discuss green building topics and the built environment’s impacts on human health and wellness, San Diego Green Building Council is hosting their second annual conference titled “Healthy Buildings and Communities” on Tuesday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at San Diego Gas & Electric’s Energy Innovation Center. Dr. Elizabeth Baca from the Governor's Office of Planning and Research will deliver a keynote introducing the impacts of community and building design on health and well-being. Peter Rumsey from Point Energy Innovations will provide a second keynote address on the passive and 'timeless' strategies that can be used to optimize building performance.

Breakout sessions will highlight topics such as: zero waste, watershed management and green infrastructure, healthy building materials, energy efficiency for existing buildings and more. Panelists will also introduce three regulatory case studies in San Diego County on the path to "Healthy Communities."

The cost to attend the event is $40 for San Diego Green Building Council members, $50 for non-members and $60 for walk-ins. Members can bring one free guest. Registration is online at:

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, 92117

WHO: Keynote speakers are:
Dr. Elizabeth Baca, Governor's Office of Planning and Research: Building's Impact on
Health & Wellness
Peter Rumsey, Point Energy Innovations: Building Innovation for People and Performance

CONTACT:Molly Borchers
Cell: (858) 888-0434

About San Diego Green Building Council
The San Diego Green Building Council is a 501(c)3 environmental non-profit dedicated to providing education, outreach, and advocacy surrounding green building in the San Diego community. We are the San Diego Chapter of the US Green Building Council and are organized around our vision that our buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Our mission is to inspire, educate and collaborate within our community to transform our built environment toward true sustainability. To learn more, please visit