USGBC-OC Meeting, Global Green Resource Center, BP Gas Station

Attended lunch meeting for USGBC at the office of LPA to learn about “Commissioning Agents” whose role it is to oversee the implementation of LEED standards. After the meeting I met with Craig Newton of Henrikson Owen. He spoke to me about SC Green (came up in my Q to speaker), that he is currently setting up a system of LEED review for the State of California, recently working on Cal State Fullerton. He thinks he could be very helpful to San Clemente. I also spoke to John McIntosh who was recently written about in the register. His company is able to monitor energy usage of all city-owned buildings remotely from a high-tech control room for “green certification”.

Later that day visited the Global Green Resource Center in Santa Monica, and went on to see a presentation in Wilshire by LA Forum architects who were showcasing a project by BP, who has converted an old gas station into a symbol of Green Consciousness. Quite impressive and not as much “green-wash” as expected.